09.23.2020

Republicans should drive a hard bargain on the continuing resolution

By Richard McCarty It is that time of year again. The air is getting crisp. Air conditioners are finally getting a break. Sweaters are reappearing, and swimsuits are disappearing for another year. Stores are filled with rustic fall decorations and Halloween candy. The usual crowd is delighted […]

09.22.2020

Now is Ideal Time to Reform Federal Workforce

By Rick Manning A survey conducted by the American Federation of Government Employees in August found 56 percent of federal employees were still working from home via telework amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If representative of the currently estimated 2.2 million federal civilian workforce , that would mean about 1.2 million federal employees are working […]

09.19.2020

Behind Closed Doors: The True Impact of Virtual Learning on our Families and our Future

By Catherine Mortensen This morning, my son, a high school senior doing virtual learning, texted me, “I didn’t get out of bed for first period.” I replied, “Yikes!” To which he shot back, “It’s okay, I just did the class from bed.” This cannot be […]

09.18.2020

Another 1 million leave unemployment in a week as Trump’s predicted rapid recovery continues

By Robert Romano Another 1 million Americans left continued unemployment claims the week of Sept. 5 on an unadjusted basis, the latest data from the Department of Labor shows. That brings the number collecting unemployment from its 13.8 million Aug. 29 level, and from its 22.8 million May 9 […]

09.17.2020

Grassley bill would rein in pandemic unemployment claims fraud

By Robert Romano In May, the Department of Labor Inspector General warned that the new pandemic unemployment assistance program passed by Congress in the $2 trillion CARES Act earlier this year, because of a flimsy self-certification requirement for individuals to receive benefits immediately, “will lead to increased improper payments and […]

09.15.2020

Cali-fraud-ia accounts for 49 percent of all pandemic unemployment claims nationwide, 4.4 million increase since July 25 alone

By Robert Romano The state of California accounts for 22 percent of all regular unemployment claims and a whopping 49 percent of all pandemic unemployment claims, despite only accounting for 15.2 percent of the working age U.S. population , data from the Department of Labor shows. In an unusual explosion of activity, 4.4 million of its 6.97 […]

09.15.2020

Cartoon: Winning the Pooh

09.11.2020

Why are Wall Street banks funneling $40 billion into the Chinese Communist Party via the Ant Group IPO?

By Robert Romano Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley are underwriting part of what could be a $40 billion initial public offering (IPO) for Ant Group Co. in Hong Kong and Shanghai, which China-controlled megacorporation Alibaba owns a 33 percent share of, raising concerns that […]

09.10.2020

Covid state lockdowns knocked millions of women out of the workforce—now they’re leading the rebound

By Megan Marzzacco COVID-19’s drastic economic impact has stripped away decades of women’s advancement in the workplace. Although women make up a smaller portion of the workforce, more women lost their jobs at the height of the state-led coronavirus shutdowns than men, Bureau of Labor […]

09.07.2020

Labor Day 2020: America’s Great Jobs Rebound

By Rick Manning America has gone through a lot since Labor Day 2019. Hurricanes, the Chinese-originated virus, economic shutdowns, torching of cities, murder hornets, communist driven riots, Rachel Maddow ramblings, earthquakes, you name it and it appears to have happened in the past year. It has been […]

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