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Benching Anthem Protesters is Illegal

Published October 12th, 2017 -

On Sunday, Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, said he would bench players who did not stand during the national anthem. This threat was publicized nationally and applauded by President Trump. (In the last few hours, the President told Fox News that ... More »

Another Phony GOP House Labor Hearing

Published September 28th, 2017 -

A couple of weeks ago, a House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee held a hearing on another bill to dismantle basic workplace protections.  The bill, H.R. 3441, dishonestly labeled the “Save Local Business Act,” could more properly be titled, the “Shield... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 5, 2017

Published September 5th, 2017 -

At the New York Times, Michael Corkery writes about the allies “Dreamers” find in the business world.  The article, which identifies public statements made in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by prominent busines... More »

A Truly Green Economy

Published March 30th, 2017 -

President Trump has already declared his intention to go down in history as the “greatest jobs producer God ever created.”   He has promised to create 25 million new jobs by 2027.   Since taking office, Trump has made clear that two of the industries he plans ... More »

Those Job Crushing Regulations

Published March 20th, 2017 -

Donald Trump and the Republicans in Congress love to refer to regulations as “job crushing.”  When Trump spoke recently at the Conservative Political Action Conference he not only said that companies can’t hire because of regulations, but he also said that “we... More »

Alex Acosta’s Sympathies

Published March 6th, 2017 -

We still have a lot to learn about Alex Acosta, Donald Trump’s new nominee for Labor Secretary, but one case he ruled on during his brief stint at the National Labor Relations Board suggests that, not surprisingly for a Trump appointee, he is likely to favor e... More »