On the splash page of the House Committee on Appropriations website (maintained by the majority), the GOP cites Article I of the Constitution. Judging from the behavior of many of the members of that committee, that quote may be the only time any of them ever refer to our national charter.

The SEIU (Service Employees International Union) has a reputation for employing thuggery and intimidation to achieve its many goals. Typically, SEIU's tactics are used against Tea Partiers and bank executives, but this time, the organization has turned its attention to the American unit of a French catering company, Sodexo.

Jerry Brown certainly has experience in government: He has been California's Attorney General, its 34th Governor for two terms, Mayor of Oakland, and now California's 39th Governor. His father was also Governor and his sister was State Treasurer as well as a candidate for Governor. The Browns' political dynasty in California is similar to that of the Kennedys on the other coast.

Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Harvard and his M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is the author of eleven books, most recently Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse and Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century. His other books include the New York Times bestsellers Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse and The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, as well as Who Killed the Constitution? The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to George W. Bush (with Kevin R.C. Gutzman), and Sacred Then and Sacred Now: The Return of the Old Latin Mass.

The New York Times has been criticized in recent years for dishonest representation of the news, but that dishonesty apparently has expanded to include its New York Times Bestseller List claims political analyst and former advisor to President Bill Clinton, Dick Morris.

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