Ivanka’s Impact? Microsoft To Require Paid Parental Leave Of Its U.S. Suppliers

Link -- Ivanka’s Impact? Microsoft To Require Paid Parental Leave Of Its U.S. Suppliers By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 31, 2018   On Thursday, Microsoft announced it is implementing a new paid parental leave policy for employees of its U.S.-based suppliers. The policy, which will be implemented over the next year, will require these suppliers to offer employees a minimum … Continue reading Ivanka’s Impact? Microsoft To Require Paid Parental Leave Of Its U.S. Suppliers

How Will Voters View Trump Freezing The Federal Pay Increase?

Link -- How Will Voters View Trump Freezing The Federal Pay Increase?   By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 31, 2018   President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is freezing the planned and expected pay increase for all federal workers coming in September. The president is also asking Congress to pass legislation that does not include automatic pay increases as … Continue reading How Will Voters View Trump Freezing The Federal Pay Increase?

Calif. DNC Chairman Calls For In-N-Out Burger Boycott

Link -- Calif. DNC Chairman Calls For In-N-Out Burger Boycott By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 31, 2018     The chairman of California’s Democratic Party Eric Bauman has called for boycotting none other than beloved California mainstay fast food chain In-N-Out Burger. While I don’t think Bauman is aware of just how popular the chain is, it’s more … Continue reading Calif. DNC Chairman Calls For In-N-Out Burger Boycott

Opinion: Poll Of Blue Collar Workers Bodes Well For Trump

Link -- Opinion: Poll Of Blue Collar Workers Bodes Well For Trump By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 30, 2018   According to a study and survey conducted by The Harris Poll and commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, 86 percent of blue collar workers are “satisfied with their job” and 85 percent “believe their life is heading in the right direction.” This … Continue reading Opinion: Poll Of Blue Collar Workers Bodes Well For Trump

Facebook Employee Exposes Bias Against Conservatives

Link -- Facebook Employee Exposes Bias Against Conservatives By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 30, 2018   While President Donald Trump is taking on tech giant Google for what he is calling “rigged” search results, a Facebook employee has penned a memo claiming Facebook has a “political diversity” problem. In the two-page memo entitled “We Have a Problem With Political Diversity,” … Continue reading Facebook Employee Exposes Bias Against Conservatives

Amazon Fights Back On Attacks From Bernie Sanders

Link -- Amazon Fights Back On Attacks From Bernie Sanders By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 30, 2018   Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) finds his time is best spent attacking tech tycoon Amazon for supposedly not paying their workers enough. On Tuesday, Sanders posted a video on Twitter where he criticized Amazon for forcing their employees to rely on … Continue reading Amazon Fights Back On Attacks From Bernie Sanders

Poll: Majority Agrees With Trump Revoking Brennan’s Security Clearance

Link -- Poll: Majority Agrees With Trump Revoking Brennan’s Security Clearance By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 29, 2018   According to a Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll released Monday, a majority of voters agree with President Donald Trump regarding his revoking of former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance. Fifty-nine percent of registered voters agree Brennan’s security clearance should have been revoked. … Continue reading Poll: Majority Agrees With Trump Revoking Brennan’s Security Clearance

Lanny Davis Admits He Was Source Of CNN Trump Tower Story

Link -- Lanny Davis Admits He Was Source Of CNN Trump Tower Story By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 29, 2018   Cable news channel CNN, a network continually accused by President Donald Trump of being “fake news,” is in the wake of a major reporting error due to lack of verification. It was revealed Monday that Lanny Davis, … Continue reading Lanny Davis Admits He Was Source Of CNN Trump Tower Story

Gov. Ducey Faces Tough Decision On Replacing Sen. McCain

Link -- Gov. Ducey Faces Tough Decision On Replacing Sen. McCain By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 29, 2018   Following the passing of longtime Arizona senator John McCain, the pressure mounts on Arizona governor Doug Ducey to select a replacement for the late senator. The question naturally arises, what responsibility does the governor have to select someone with … Continue reading Gov. Ducey Faces Tough Decision On Replacing Sen. McCain

Judge Blocks Trump’s Executive Orders To “Drain The Swamp”

Link -- Judge Blocks Trump’s Executive Orders To “Drain The Swamp” By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 28, 2018   A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump and his administration from making it easier to fire federal workers and to fulfill the administration’s campaign promise to “drain the swamp.” U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson ruled on Saturday that President … Continue reading Judge Blocks Trump’s Executive Orders To “Drain The Swamp”

The Bar-On Brief: Do not turn community colleges into diploma mills

Link -- The Bar-On Brief: Do not turn community colleges into diploma mills By SHAULI BAR-ON August 28, 2018 in Columns, Opinion   In June, the California legislature finalized a plan that will encourage community colleges to confer degrees to students and allow them to transfer to four-year colleges by withholding funding from low-performing community colleges. This is a flawed … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: Do not turn community colleges into diploma mills

Trump Fires At Jeff Sessions, Who Hits Back

Link -- Trump Fires At Jeff Sessions, Who Hits Back By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 27, 2018   During President Donald Trump’s interview with Fox and Friends on Thursday, he attacked his Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying, “I put in an attorney general that never took control of the Justice Department, Jeff Sessions. It’s sort of an incredible thing.” It … Continue reading Trump Fires At Jeff Sessions, Who Hits Back

David Hogg: “Nancy Pelosi Is Old”

Link -- David Hogg: “Nancy Pelosi Is Old” By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 27, 2018   David Hogg — Parkland student and shooting survivor turned activist — has gone on the record against Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, criticizing her age. She is 78 years old. “Older Democrats just won’t move the [expletive] off the plate and … Continue reading David Hogg: “Nancy Pelosi Is Old”

Opinion: Trump Should Not Comment On Mollie Tibbetts Case

Link -- Opinion: Trump Should Not Comment On Mollie Tibbetts Case By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 27, 2018   Cristhian Bahena Rivera was arrested last Tuesday in the suspected murder of missing 20-year-old Iowa woman Mollie Tibbetts. The arrest made national headlines because of the suspect’s illegal status. It has caused lawmakers to use it as a case study for … Continue reading Opinion: Trump Should Not Comment On Mollie Tibbetts Case

OPINION: Tinder update is not a solution for students’ social isolation

Link -- OPINION: Tinder update is not a solution for students’ social isolation By SHAULI BAR-ON August 26, 2018 in Opinion   Despite the digital connectivity that sets this generation apart from its predecessors, it’s sadly ironic that loneliness is one of the most profound concerns of the modern age. Tinder, a dating app in which users swipe … Continue reading OPINION: Tinder update is not a solution for students’ social isolation

Iranians Indicted For Alleged Spying, Assassination Plot On US Soil

Link -- Iranians Indicted For Alleged Spying, Assassination Plot On US Soil By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 23, 2018   Two Iranians living in the United States were indicted Tuesday for allegedly spying on Jewish and opposition groups inside the United States. Based on FBI intelligence, it is possible the two of them were planning an assassination plot. … Continue reading Iranians Indicted For Alleged Spying, Assassination Plot On US Soil

New Jersey Polls Reveal Slipping Dem Lead In Senate Race, Rising Support For Marijuana

Link -- New Jersey Polls Reveal Slipping Dem Lead In Senate Race, Rising Support For Marijuana By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 23, 2018   Based on recent polling, the political climate in New Jersey is tough to predict. Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez is running for reelection in 2018, but his lead over Republican competitor Bob Hugin is slipping. … Continue reading New Jersey Polls Reveal Slipping Dem Lead In Senate Race, Rising Support For Marijuana

US Leads World In Carbon Reduction, Despite Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

Link -- US Leads World In Carbon Reduction, Despite Withdrawal From Paris Agreement By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 23, 2018   The United States leads the world in carbon reduction, according to the latest world climate report from the BP Statistical Review of World Energy. Based on the report, the U.S. reduced its carbon emissions by 0.5 percent in 2017, … Continue reading US Leads World In Carbon Reduction, Despite Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

Trump’s Energy Plan Is A Win-Win For The Environment And The Economy

Link -- Trump’s Energy Plan Is A Win-Win For The Environment And The Economy By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 22, 2018   President Donald Trump’s new clean air plan is expected to be a win-win: it will lower emissions and also save $400 million annually in compliance costs, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. President Trump and the … Continue reading Trump’s Energy Plan Is A Win-Win For The Environment And The Economy

RNC Outpacing DNC Fundraising By Over $100 Million

Link -- RNC Outpacing DNC Fundraising By Over $100 Million By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 22, 2018   The Republican National Committee is outpacing the Democratic National Committee in fundraising by over $100 million as the two parties inch closer to the midterm elections in November. The standings as of the end of June are RNC $227.2 million, … Continue reading RNC Outpacing DNC Fundraising By Over $100 Million

Warren’s New Bill Forbids Members Of Congress From Owning Individual Stocks

Link -- Warren’s New Bill Forbids Members Of Congress From Owning Individual Stocks By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 22, 2018   As part of her anti-corruption campaign, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced a bill on Tuesday that would forbid members of Congress and high-ranking executive branch officials from owning any individual stocks. At the National Press Club in Washington … Continue reading Warren’s New Bill Forbids Members Of Congress From Owning Individual Stocks

ESPN Will Not Air NFL Pre-Game Anthem Ceremonies

Link -- ESPN Will Not Air NFL Pre-Game Anthem Ceremonies By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 21, 2018   Sports broadcasting titan ESPN is combating the political debate surrounding NFL players’ decisions not to stand for the national anthem before every league game, announcing last week it will not broadcast the pre-game ceremonies during its weekly showings of “Monday Night … Continue reading ESPN Will Not Air NFL Pre-Game Anthem Ceremonies

Trump Takes On Social Media For Discriminating Against Conservatives, Minorities

Link -- Trump Takes On Social Media For Discriminating Against Conservatives, Minorities By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 20, 2018   President Donald Trump has vowed to take on the tech giants to ensure they will no longer silence conservative voices on social media, following conservative Alex Jones of Infowars being banned on multiple platforms and facing a one-week … Continue reading Trump Takes On Social Media For Discriminating Against Conservatives, Minorities

Left-Wing Media Looks To Uncover Sealed Information In Manafort Trial

Link -- Left-Wing Media Looks To Uncover Sealed Information In Manafort Trial By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 20, 2018   Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s 18-count criminal trial is in its final stages — jury deliberations. But the action and talk surrounding the legal pursuit of Manafort is far from over. The trial, which began July 31, … Continue reading Left-Wing Media Looks To Uncover Sealed Information In Manafort Trial

Former Intel Officials Condemn Decision To Revoke Brennan’s Security Clearance

Link -- Former Intel Officials Condemn Decision To Revoke Brennan’s Security Clearance By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 20, 2018   A group of 12 bipartisan former intelligence officials has sent an open letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday condemning his decision to revoke the security clearance of John Brennan, the former CIA director under President Obama and current national … Continue reading Former Intel Officials Condemn Decision To Revoke Brennan’s Security Clearance

Republican Senator Continues Battling Trump On Tariffs

Link -- Republican Senator Continues Battling Trump On Tariffs By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 17, 2018   The Republican Party is not unified on its stance regarding President Donald Trump’s tariffs. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said on Tuesday he will attempt to attach a provision to an upcoming Federal Aviation Administration bill that would require the president to … Continue reading Republican Senator Continues Battling Trump On Tariffs

Trump On Big Pharma: “They Don’t Like Me Too Much Right Now”

Link -- Trump On Big Pharma: “They Don’t Like Me Too Much Right Now” By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 17, 2018 President Donald Trump is taking on big pharmaceutical companies to lower the cost of drugs for all Americans. In a White House meeting with Health Secretary Alex Azar on Thursday, President Trump announced he was proud … Continue reading Trump On Big Pharma: “They Don’t Like Me Too Much Right Now”

Turkey Refuses To Release American Pastor Following Trump’s Sanctions

Link -- Turkey Refuses To Release American Pastor Following Trump’s Sanctions By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 17, 2018   A Turkish appeals court refused to release captive American pastor Andrew Brunson on Friday, Bloomberg reports, despite President Trump demanding his release and increasing tariffs on Turkey’s steel and aluminum. “Turkey’s been a problem for a long time,” Trump said … Continue reading Turkey Refuses To Release American Pastor Following Trump’s Sanctions

Elizabeth Warren Introduces Bill To Give Employees Shareholder Powers

Link -- Elizabeth Warren Introduces Bill To Give Employees Shareholder Powers By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 16, 2018   Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced the Accountable Capitalism Act in Congress on Wednesday, a bill that would give company employees power on levels that shareholders generally hold exclusively. Warren discussed her bill in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren Introduces Bill To Give Employees Shareholder Powers

Two-Thirds Of Americans Want Russia Probe To End Before Midterm Elections

Link -- Two-Thirds Of Americans Want Russia Probe To End Before Midterm Elections By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 16, 2018   For the first time since Robert Mueller’s Russia probe into President Donald Trump and his 2016 campaign, a majority of Democrats have had enough. According to a poll released by none other than CNN — who, along with the rest … Continue reading Two-Thirds Of Americans Want Russia Probe To End Before Midterm Elections

Ellison Wins Minnesota Democratic Primary Despite Abuse Allegations

Link -- Ellison Wins Minnesota Democratic Primary Despite Abuse Allegations By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 16, 2018   Tuesday’s primary elections, in which Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., won his party’s nomination for Minnesota attorney general, revealed that Democrats are willing to vote for a candidate who is alleged to have abused his ex-girlfriend. Ellison is accused by his … Continue reading Ellison Wins Minnesota Democratic Primary Despite Abuse Allegations

OPINION: Transparency is crucial to improving administrative culture

Link -- OPINION: Transparency is crucial to improving administrative culture By SHAULI BAR-ON August 15, 2018 in Opinion   Leaders are usually the first people considered for removal after a huge scandal rocks the organization they are running. Even if they are not directly responsible, they act as figureheads for the organization, and their removal is sometimes necessary … Continue reading OPINION: Transparency is crucial to improving administrative culture

Impeached West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Spent $32,000 On A Couch

Link -- Impeached West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Spent $32,000 On A Couch By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 15, 2018   In an unprecedented move, the West Virginia legislature voted to impeach its entire state Supreme Court of Appeals bench on Monday. The four justices — Robin Davis, Allen Loughry, Beth Walker and Margaret Workman — faced impeachment amid … Continue reading Impeached West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Spent $32,000 On A Couch

Non-Union Members Seek Repayment Of Dues Following ‘Janus’ Decision

Link -- Non-Union Members Seek Repayment Of Dues Following ‘Janus’ Decision By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 15, 2018   Over $100 million is at stake for non-union members seeking repayment after being forced to pay union dues for years. There are about 20 cases across the country in which non-members want their money back. One of these is … Continue reading Non-Union Members Seek Repayment Of Dues Following ‘Janus’ Decision

Iran Drops Oil Prices In Preparation For US Sanctions

Link -- Iran Drops Oil Prices In Preparation For US Sanctions By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 15, 2018     President Donald Trump’s economic pressure on Iran has forced Iran to drop oil prices and sell to Asia at a discounted rate as they prepare for additional United States sanctions. Of course, the Iranian oil industry tried to … Continue reading Iran Drops Oil Prices In Preparation For US Sanctions

Pelosi: NBC Is Trying “To Undermine My Prospects As Speaker”

Link -- Pelosi: NBC Is Trying “To Undermine My Prospects As Speaker” By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 14, 2018   Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has expressed her frustration with NBC News for what she claims is a plot to undermine her from becoming Speaker of the House if the Democrats win a majority of House seats in the … Continue reading Pelosi: NBC Is Trying “To Undermine My Prospects As Speaker”

Trump Condemns “All Types Of Racism,” Gets Blasted By The Left

Link -- Trump Condemns “All Types Of Racism,” Gets Blasted By The Left By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 13, 2018     Ahead of Sunday’s anniversary of last year’s Charlottesville protests that left dozens injured and one dead, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to express his hope for the end of racism. He did so Saturday afternoon, … Continue reading Trump Condemns “All Types Of Racism,” Gets Blasted By The Left

DNC Reverses Policy Banning Donations From Fossil Fuel Companies

Link -- DNC Reverses Policy Banning Donations From Fossil Fuel Companies By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 13, 2018     The Democratic National Committee passed a resolution on Friday reversing its policy not to take money from fossil fuel PACs. The policy reversal comes just two months after it was enacted. The resolution was introduced by none other than … Continue reading DNC Reverses Policy Banning Donations From Fossil Fuel Companies

Avenatti Considers Presidential Run, Says “When They Go Low, I Say, We Hit Harder”

Link -- Avenatti Considers Presidential Run, Says “When They Go Low, I Say, We Hit Harder” By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 13, 2018     Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti is back at talking politics, this time surprisingly expressing his disagreement with former first lady Michelle Obama. Avenatti was in Iowa Sunday, where, after saying he was considering … Continue reading Avenatti Considers Presidential Run, Says “When They Go Low, I Say, We Hit Harder”

EU To Punish Businesses Who End Business With Iran

Link -- EU To Punish Businesses Who End Business With Iran By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 10, 2018     The European Union appears to be a little too friendly to the Iranian regime, saying Monday they would move to punish United States companies who honor President Donald Trump’s policy of refusing to do business with the country. … Continue reading EU To Punish Businesses Who End Business With Iran

Georgia School Reverses Decision To Remove Pledge Of Allegiance

Link -- Georgia School Reverses Decision To Remove Pledge Of Allegiance By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 10, 2018     A charter school in Atlanta announced on Tuesday it would remove the Pledge of Allegiance from its morning meeting, moving the Pledge to a later time. By Thursday, facing backlash from parents, politicians and the media, Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School … Continue reading Georgia School Reverses Decision To Remove Pledge Of Allegiance

Chicago Residents Call For Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Resignation

Link -- Chicago Residents Call For Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Resignation By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 9, 2018     The situation in Chicago was dire, and somehow it has gotten even worse. This past weekend alone saw at least 60 people shot, 12 of whom died, in one of the deadliest weekends in the city’s history. The victims include … Continue reading Chicago Residents Call For Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Resignation

West Hollywood City Council Tries To Get Trump’s Walk Of Fame Star Removed

Link -- West Hollywood City Council Tries To Get Trump’s Walk Of Fame Star Removed By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 8, 2018     The West Hollywood City Council must have very few pressing issues to consider because their most recent attention has been dedicated to an issue few would consider urgent to resolve: getting rid of President … Continue reading West Hollywood City Council Tries To Get Trump’s Walk Of Fame Star Removed

Hispanic unemployment hits record low under Trump

Link -- Hispanic unemployment hits record low under Trump By Shauli Bar-on Last updated Aug 7, 2018   Hispanic unemployment hit a record low at 4.5 percent in the month of July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This record broke last month’s record of Hispanic unemployment, which was 4.6 percent. According to the … Continue reading Hispanic unemployment hits record low under Trump

Pope Francis amends Catechism: death penalty “inadmissible” in all cases

Link -- Pope Francis amends Catechism: death penalty “inadmissible” in all cases By Shauli Bar-on Last updated Aug 7, 2018   Pope Francis declared on Thursday that the death penalty is an unacceptable punishment for convicted criminals in all cases, changing centuries of precedent in religious interpretations. The notoriously liberal pope said executions were unacceptable … Continue reading Pope Francis amends Catechism: death penalty “inadmissible” in all cases

Newseum stops selling “fake news” shirts after liberal media complains

Link -- Newseum stops selling “fake news” shirts after liberal media complains   By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 6, 2018 The liberal media is complaining about the Newseum, a museum in Washington D.C., which according to its website is a non-profit enterprise whose mission is to “increase public understanding of the importance of a … Continue reading Newseum stops selling “fake news” shirts after liberal media complains

40 percent of Americans have no idea what the First Amendment is

Link -- 40 percent of Americans have no idea what the First Amendment is By Shauli Bar-on Last updated Aug 6, 2018   The Freedom Forum Institute conducts an annual survey entitled “The State of the First Amendment,” in which it attempts to find out how many Americans know what rights the First Amendment to … Continue reading 40 percent of Americans have no idea what the First Amendment is

African-American Support For Trump Doubles Since Last Year

Link -- African-American Support For Trump Doubles Since Last Year By Shauli Bar-on Last updated Aug 6, 2018   African-American support for President Donald Trump has doubled since this time last year, reaching 29%, according to Friday’s results from Rasmussen’s daily Presidential Tracking Poll. Perhaps the African American community has finally seen that President Trump’s … Continue reading African-American Support For Trump Doubles Since Last Year

Kavanaugh Closer To Confirmation After Meeting Rand Paul, Joe Manchin

Link -- Kavanaugh Closer To Confirmation After Meeting Rand Paul, Joe Manchin By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 1, 2018    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh meets with West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday, in the first such meeting by a Democratic senator. (Office of Sen. Joe Manchin)   President Donald Trump edges closer to victory in … Continue reading Kavanaugh Closer To Confirmation After Meeting Rand Paul, Joe Manchin

Homeland Security Bill Allots $5B For Border Wall

Link -- Homeland Security Bill Allots $5B For Border Wall By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 1, 2018   President Donald Trump has long been asking Congress to pass a spending bill that will fund his border wall. Congress has one in the workings, but it does not look likely to pass. However, based on all of the amendments and add-ons, … Continue reading Homeland Security Bill Allots $5B For Border Wall

Al Franken On Running For Office Again: “I Haven’t Ruled It Out”

Link -- Al Franken On Running For Office Again: “I Haven’t Ruled It Out” By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Aug 1, 2018 Former Democratic senator Al Franken spoke to a local Minnesota CBS affiliate on Monday in his first interview since resigning his senate position in January following accusations of sexual misconduct and groping alleged by eight women. Franken’s resignation was … Continue reading Al Franken On Running For Office Again: “I Haven’t Ruled It Out”