Decent editorial demonstrating how police and firefighter unions might effectively shoot themselves in the proverbial foot in the long-term by picketing the upcoming mayor's convention. Touches on most relevant points regarding the effects, with the exception of two opposing bullet points: That the picketing in and of itself makes our particular city look *even worse* in light of recent events, or alternatively that the police and firefighter's unions are putting "their struggle" in the national spotlight by picketing such an event.
(tonally the 2nd probably wouldn't fit however)
This editorial goes far beyond expressing an opinion or endorsing a point of view. It provides significant context for the issue (national and local), communicates key details in straightforward language (details of the contract negotiations), and offers an opinion grounded in principles of equity and democratic process.
I think this is a good article but I personally have not followed this story and while there was some background information, I would like to have seen a little bit more as well as some citations or sources.
I believe the story tells a great deal of information that is helpful to those who live within the community affected. My only critique (and this is without knowing what section this story was grouped under on The Sun Web site) was that the article does appear very opinionated. If the story is under the editorial section than I believe it is written very well and presents strong points, but this piece does offer the writer's opinion, which some do not consider "hard, unbiased journalism."