| Nov 24, 2014
| 9:00 PM
This Thanksgiving weekend, Florida residents might be surprised to see loud and disorderly protesters harassing shoppers and blocking streets. These sorts of intimidation tactics are, unfortunately, all too common for a group known as OUR Walmart, which...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:50 PM
The Obama administration's long-awaited announcement Wednesday that it wants to toughen limits on smog-forming ozone immediately generated questions about whether the plan can survive the current political climate and how much its cost will factor in...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Business groups are fighting an executive order signed by President Barack Obama to crack down on federal contractors with histories of labor-law violations.
They say the measure signed by Obama in July is unfair, and will drive up costs for industry...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:15 AM
What a surprise! A man who works for the Workforce Freedom Initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce complains that unions are behind an effort to organize Walmart and other workers ("'OUR Walmart' is a union front," Nov. 27). He thinks that the group...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 3:42 PM
The Friday after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, is reliably one of the busiest shopping days of the year. And, just as reliably, you can expect a group called OUR Walmart, which is financed by the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW)...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 11:53 AM
In some ways, the pregnancy discrimination case argued today at the U.S. Supreme Court has turned out to be a beautiful thing. Groups that are usually at each other’s throats over reproductive rights are working together to persuade the justices...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 12:28 PM
I and several other lawyers across Illinois contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the organization Campaign for 2016 to educate the public about why Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier should not have been retained in last month's...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 5:55 PM
President Obama's decision to start normalizing relations with Cuba gives American business a fresh opportunity on an island once known as a travel hub for the U.S. jet set.
The policy changes, which may foreshadow the end of a half-century of gridlock,...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
It takes a lot to shake the jaded White House press corps. So when I walked into the briefing room last Thursday and a reporter friend greeted me with "Wow, this is a legacy day," when another reporter observed that Obama was ending his sixth year with...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 9:18 AM
One thing is absolutely clear in my mind: I am delighted that Alan Gross is free and back in the United States with his family.
The American contractor jailed for the last five years for taking satellite equipment to the small Jewish community in Cuba...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:03 AM
Buffeted by lackluster turnout and President Obama's sagging ratings, three of California's first-term Democrats were locked in congressional contests too close to call Tuesday night. But a fourth Democratic freshman, Rep. Raul Ruiz of Palm Desert,...