Time editor -- and Ricochet contributor -- Mike Duffy asked me to write a piece last week about the Chicago teachers' strike.
Which I did, happily, because liberal media or no, writing for Time is pretty cool.
It opens this way:
I know a thing or two about what it's like when the well paid go on strike, because as a member of the Writers Guild of America--the Hollywood scriptwriters' union--I went on strike a few years back. I recall an awful lot of shouting and dramatics and walking around in a circle back then too. But there were doughnuts, which made the whole experience easier. If you have to picket, it's best to picket with a chocolate glazed.
What there wasn't--and isn't, in the case of the Chicago teachers' strike--was a lot of sympathy from the general public.
Of course, as my luck would have it, some other stuff happened that day that pushed the strike from the nation's attention screen.