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Unions representing government workers are gaining numbers

...teachers union."The basic structure of the labor union movement has changed, reflecting changes in the economy," said Ross Baker, a political science professor at Rutgers University. "Manufacturing is a diminishing segment of the economy. Also...
Hail mediocrity

...most successful politicians, you'd think they were lay-about high school dropouts or shade tree mechanics." -- Ross Baker, Rutgers University professor of political science, in U.S. News & World Report regarding the less than spectacular...
Obama plans eclipsing New Deal spending

...6 billion more in U.S. loans beyond what they received in January. Rutgers University political science professor Ross Baker said, "There is a degree of skepticism involved. Not surprisingly, people are wary of some very expensive proposals...
Social Security crisis looms

...Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The raucous health care debate is "a bad omen for any change in social policy," said Ross Baker, a political scientist at Rutgers University who's also a former Senate aide. "People seem to be very fearful of...
Political surprise may be in store

...conspiracy buffs suggest Mr. bin Laden already has been captured and will be produced just before the Nov. 2 election. But Ross Baker, a political science professor at Rutgers University, said the administration risks a backlash. "Producing a high-level...