Matt Patterson

Matt Patterson is executive director of the Center for Worker Freedom, a special project of Americans for Tax Reform. He is a former Warren T. Brookes Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. mpatterson.column@gmail.com

Missouri’s Hateful 8

 

Political pundits and prognosticators are apoplectic over the rise of Trump. How could such a buffoon be taken so seriously by so many, they ask each other nightly on cable news and daily on op-ed pages. Don’t they know he’s not qualified for public office? That may be true. It also misses the point entirely. […]

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Halfway There: Wisconsin Becomes the 25th Right-to-Work State

 

Governor Scott Walker sat with rolled up sleeves at a table with a “Freedom to Work” sign emblazoned across the front. The invitation-only ceremony was held at Badger Meter, a manufacturing company near Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 9, 2015. To Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, and the other invitees, Walker […]

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Keystone and the Unions

 

President Barack Obama placated one wing of his liberal base, environmentalists, with his decision to kill the Keystone Pipeline, but he’s angered another — labor unions. Some of them, anyway. Terry O’Sullivan, head of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA ), has called Obama’s action “politics at its worst,” saying that “once again […]

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