Does the federal government have the authority to tell a business where it may or may not open a new facility? According to the National Labor Relations Board, the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM), and many Democratic politicians, the answer is yes.

On Monday, May 16, Fox News� conservative pundit Glenn Beck announced to both his radio and television fans that he would be launching a follow-up of sorts to his August 28, 2010 �Restoring Honor� rally in Washington D.C. His upcoming "Restoring Courage" rally �  scheduled for August, this time in Israel � has already been the subject of criticism by some on the Left.

moneyA branch of the AFL-CIO confirmed last Friday that the Office of Management and Budget is in the process of considering unionization. The largest office within the executive branch, the OMB is a primarily neutral entity responsible for overseeing the preparation of the federal budget and supervising the administration of other executive branch agencies. It prioritizes funding and assesses competing funding demands among agencies. Because the OMB is responsible for what The Blaze calls "White House number-crunching," its unionization could pose problems in terms of the number crunching being nonpartisan.

Supreme CourtStates cannot grant their citizens wider freedoms from search and seizure than federal courts do, and police may manipulate events that allow them to avoid getting Fourth Amendment search warrants from judges for home searches, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled May 13 in the case of Kentucky v. King. The 8-1 decision included a stinging dissent from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, one of the most liberal justices on the bench.

The economic free-fall of the beleaguered state of California is continuing apace. In January, when Governor Jerry Brown took office, the state's deficit was a mind-numbing $26.9 billion. Its fiscal woes could not have come as a surprise to the Brown family — Jerry, Pat, and Kathleen — all of whom have spent years in state political offices and have actually been involved in the creation of this deficit. 

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