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Friday, Dec 12, 2008, 10:49 am

Er…Maybe a Mixed Week for Labor?

By Brian Cook

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My last post was a bit too caught up in the happy news from North Carolina; obviously in Detroit, things aren't going so well. Folks should read John B. Judis on the GOP senators who quashed the auto bailout; he's relentless and right.

However, even on that front, there appears to be some decent news, as it looks like Treasury is going to kick in some of that TARP money to tide the auto industry over until the next Congress takes over. In fact, as Chris Hayes noted yesterday, in the short term, this might be the best outcome, as Dems had been giving away the store to the GOP in order to get the bailout passed.

Brian Cook was an editor at In These Times from 2003 to 2009. He now works on the editorial staff of Playboy magazine.

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