Sorry I haven’t been blogging on the epic battle that’s been going on over the past couple weeks between Wisconsin’s new governor, Scott Walker, and the public-sector unions. I’ve written an editorial with my take on the matter which I hope will be in the Fond du Lac Reporter in the next few days, at which point I’ll put the director’s cut up here on CFO.
In the meantime, here are some of the best general-overview articles I’ve seen on the controversy. They should all be read in full if you’ve got the time:
“Wisconsin Myths and Facts” by Matthew Shaffer at National Review Online
“The American Pharisees of Madison” by Marvin Folkertsma at American Thinker
“The Means of Coercion” by James Taranto in the Wall Street Journal
“Public Unions Must Go” by Jonah Goldberg at National Review Online
“Lost: The common good” by the Editors of the Chicago Tribune
“The Worst Generation’s war in Wisconsin” by Ruth Ann Dailey in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
As for me, for now I’ll just say that the reactions by all sides have yet again conclusively demonstrated that lies, violence and venom are hallmarks of the Left, not conservatives or the Tea Party; and that Governor Walker is doing the right thing and showing tremendous courage and resolve. More to come later.