Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?

The Obama campaign has been having a hard time with Reagan’s immortal question from the 1980 campaign:  “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”  Governor Martin O’Malley (D.Md.) reversed himself within twenty-four hours after initially stating that people

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Cardinal Gibbons and the Knights of Labor

    This Labor Day I recall an episode in both the history of labor in the United States and in the history of the Catholic Church in America.  The last half of the nineteenth century was a time of

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The Yorktown, the American Worker and Three Days

We must have this ship back in three days! Commander of the Pacific Fleet, Admiral Chester Nimitz   On Labor Day we honor the American worker and the repair of the USS Yorktown tells us why.  Badly damaged at the

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