The first television ad from the AFL-CIO's Union Vets Council has been unsheathed. A spokesman says it will air in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. "We’re running the ad in towns where good jobs have disappeared because of flawed economic policies and failure to invest in jobs – places where the current economic slowdown is particularly acute." Interesting tactical move -- linking veterans' issues to economic anxieties.
Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.