We need to give a shout out to the Crain's Insider for singling this blog out in this morning's In$ider. The kind words-"an informative pro-union blog"-were appreciated and, hopefully, the observation that our observations "rarely generate comments" can be seen as a result of our emphasis on policy analysis rather than pure partisan rabble rousing. We do have a point-of-view but our pro union stance is usually restricted to the box store issue, since our main focus is on defending neighborhood stores. Our goal is definitely to advance certain issues but we like to inform as many as possible on the various sides of any policy debate. Sometimes this wish is limited, as some readers never fail to point out, by the fact that we are in business to defend our clients' interests.