3rd Berkshire Debate
Last night's debate is covered in The Eagle
and Capital News 9
. The Eagle's article is especially good -- titled Case of priorities for 3 Democrats
, it highlights the differences between the three Democratic contenders. I think the article mostly speaks for itself, but one thing struck me:
All the public safety and educational programs ever devised couldn't operate without funding, Malumphy argued. Government, she said, should first aim to protect the "right to work."
I'm not sure what Malumphy meant here, but "right to work" is a right-wing framing of anti-union practices (see here
for examples). I don't even like the idea of a Democrat using the words "right to work" non-derisively, especially in a non-"right to work" state like Massachusetts. Anyway, my guess is that Malumphy is unaware of the other meaning, which is kind of scary, but not as scary as if she was actually pro-"right to work".