CEOs and investors need the government to import more H-1B visa-workers for U.S. jobs because “a sustained reduction in immigration could dampen growth,” says a report in the New York Times. While touting the need for more “economic growth,” the article hides the huge scale of the H-1B program and it dismisses the evidence that hundreds of billions of dollars have been transferred from graduates’ per-capita salaries over to the investors on Wall Street.The two authors, Nelson D. Schwartz and Steve Lohr, repeatedly put Wall Street’s priority of economic growth ahead of Americans’ desire to grow their own wages and salaries: The Business Roundtable, a group of corporate leaders, recently challenged the Trump administration over changes that it says threaten the livelihoods of thousands of skilled foreign workers, and economic growth and competitiveness. The article repeatedly complains that … [Read more...] about NY Times: Business Needs More Foreign H-1B Workers, Stat!
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James Wolfe and New York Times reporter Ali Watkins. The indictment of a Senate intelligence committee official in a leak investigation might have been a blip — except that the Justice Department seized the phone and email records of his former girlfriend. And as we quickly learned, the woman, Ali Watkins, covered the very committee where James Wolfe was the security director. Watkins is still on the reporting staff of The New York Times, where management is examining her work history. And that makes it all the more remarkable that the paper just published a Page One exposé with new revelations about the 26-year-old journalist. As the Times puts it, "a three-year affair that unfolded between a young reporter and a government official with access to top-secret information" is "now part of a federal investigation that has rattled the world of Washington journalists and the sources they rely on ... "If the romance with Mr. Wolfe raised any red flags, they were not enough … [Read more...] about NY Times uncovers troubling questions about its reporter’s affair with Senate official
James Wolfe, left, the former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee, and New York Times reporter Ali Watkins, right. Federal investigators had seized years' worth of Watkins’ email and phone records as part of a leak probe into Wolfe. (AP, File) New York Times reporter Ali Watkins’ swift rise to prominence in Washington, D.C. journalism circles happened quickly by industry standards, as she is still only 26 years old. But now the media industry is wondering if some of her success is due to top-secret pillow talk — and ethical lapses that may have come with it. Last week, a shock indictment revealed that prior to joining the Times, Watkins had a three-year romantic relationship with former Senate Intelligence Committee aide James A. Wolfe, 58, who was accused by federal prosecutors of lying about leaks of sensitive information to journalists, including Watkins herself. And now the New York Times has announced it is investigating … [Read more...] about Did ‘hotshot’ NY Times reporter Ali Watkins simply benefit from top-secret pillow talk?
Despite stiff competition, Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is by common consensus the worst of the ideologues and mediocrities President Trump chose to populate his cabinet. Policies aside — and they’re terrible, from an environmental perspective — Mr. Pruitt’s self-aggrandizing and borderline thuggish behavior has disgraced his office and demoralized his employees. We opposed his nomination because he had spent his career as attorney general of Oklahoma suing the federal department he was being asked to lead on behalf of industries he was being asked to regulate. As it turns out, Mr. Pruitt is not just an industry lap dog but also an arrogant and vengeful bully and small-time grifter, bent on chiseling the taxpayer to suit his lifestyle and warm his ego.Any other president would have fired him. Mr. Trump praises him. “Scott is doing a great job!” the president tweeted on April 7. He agrees with Mr. Pruitt on … [Read more...] about NY Times Editorial: Scott Pruitt Has Become Ridiculous
Photo from the movie "Chappaquiddick." 2016 Bridgewater Picture Finance, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Ted Kennedy detractors took to Twitter to slam a liberal writer and historian who condemned the new Chappaquiddick film as “character assassination” in an opinion piece in The New York Times. The Op-Ed by Neal Gabler, who is writing a biography of the late senator, prompted an immediate backlash after The Times posted it online Thursday under the headline "How ‘Chappaquiddick’ Distorts a Tragedy." It ran in the Times’ print editions Saturday. “Let’s set aside the fact that, despite the film’s advertisements claiming to tell the ‘untold true story' of a ‘cover-up,’ the story has been told plenty, and no one but the most lunatic conspiracy theorists see this as anything but a tragic accident in which nothing much was covered up,” Gabler opines. Oh my. Neal Gabler - you best do much more research. I am just a … [Read more...] about NY Times Op-Ed slamming ‘Chappaquiddick’ film as ‘character assassination’ spurs online outrage