Union slows NYC commutes, GOP’s dangerous new isolationism and other commentary


From right: Union slow NYC commutes

The Transport Workers Union just blocked “a plan that would improve commuting and save the city money without costing union workers a dime.” Thunders The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board. An arbitrator had just sided with the TWU against the MTA, blocking “subway schedule changes” intended to “reduce fares and match rider needs” with “more trains on weekends and longer waits.” Busy weekdays to reduce time” Some commuters now go to the office on Fridays. The union’s only complaint: “The thought of workers changing their shift schedules was too much to bear.” “Imagine the union having to adapt like everyone else in a world changed by the pandemic. It can’t be.”

Defense Watch: The GOP’s Dangerous New Isolationism

“Ignorant, red-meat-type criticism” of US support for Ukraine “threatens to destroy the Republican Party’s traditional advocacy of US world leadership,” he said. Frustrated former Rep. Peter King at the Hill. For decades, Republicans “stood firm against this appeasement movement.” The implications of “Vladimir Putin enabling criminal aggression” include: “China will be emboldened to attack Taiwan,” while “Japan and South Korea will see the United States as a reliable ally and more for China.” will be compatible.” Republicans must “stand against the policies of capitulation and appeasement” or else, like those of the first era of failed America, “they will be consigned to the ash heap of history.”

Libertarian: A chips act bait and switch

CHIPS Act “provides $52 billion to revive American microchip manufacturing,” but now the Biden Commerce Department has warned companies that if they want the money they “have to do (and not do) a bunch of other things. )”, including providing “high”. -quality” child care for plant workers. “These wires will significantly undermine chip manufacturing by increasing production costs,” Reasons warn Véronique de Rugy. For example, “When the administration says higher-quality child care, it really means more expensive child care because caregivers are college-educated and so on.” Firms must also “make all kinds of financial disclosures and share any windfall profits with the government.” So much for real attention on making chips: “Politicians say they want to subsidize it and that to improve manufacturing or strengthen national security, but reduce policies with regulations and requirements. “Always want to break yourself” has nothing to do with such goals. .

Conservatives: Biden throws House Dems under the bus

President Biden adopts a GOP bill to override criminal-justice reforms in Washington, DC Jim Geraghty of the National Review argued, “exposing a deep rift in the middle of the Democratic Party.” Biden’s apparent real gripe: The D.C. measure is “a law that Republicans can use to get Democrats to go soft on crime.” But 173 House Dems who have already voted against Last month’s bill “is as angry with Biden as it has been during his presidency.” Prez has covered his side, but “the National Republican Congressional Committee is breaking party hats.”

Liberals: The Dems’ Patriotism Problem

“Only 34 percent of progressive activists say they are proud to be ‘American,’ compared to 62 percent of Asians, 70 percent of blacks and 76 percent of Hispanics, groups whose interests they claim to represent.” Holds Ruy Teixeira of Liberal Patriot, yet Progs’ vision defines Democrats for their “strong and often dominant influence in related institutions,” such as “nonprofits, foundations, advocacy groups, academia, legacy media, arts and cultural production elites.” “. Dems have tried to unite the country around the need to end ‘systemic racism’ and promote ‘equity’. . . and failed (and will fail)”; Also to “unite the country around the need to save the planet”. Now, “it is time for Democrats to return to something that is tried and true”: “American civic religion” includes “national symbols, founding documents and ideals, holidays, heroes, epic events, customs and Stories have – and can – build around them. Bind – Americans together across social and regional divides.”

– Compiled by the Post Editorial Board

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