Monday, March 4, 2019


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News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Week’s Headlines (10 out of 11 ... missed Spike Lee)

87 more lots of blood pressure and heart medicine recalled for probable carcinogen

Pollen Falls in Florida Like Snow as Allergy Season Starts

E-cigarettes 'are NOT safe for your lungs': Scientists discover vapers are nearly TWICE as likely to wheeze which can lead to acid reflux, heart failure and even cancer

The Canadian prescription for inefficient health care

388 Days in Senate Limbo
See the second Wall Street Journal article, below.

De Blasio and ‘co-mayor’ wife have wasted $1.8B of taxpayer money

A ‘thriving’ mental-health money pit

Burger-Flipper Arbitrators
See the first Wall Street Journal article, below.

Ospreys’ Recovery From Pollution and Shooting Is a Global Conservation Success Story

The grass really IS greener! NASA discovers 'ambitious tree planting programs' in China and India has made the world more leafy now than it was 20 years ago

How America’s ‘tree-to-toilet pipeline’ is destroying Canadian forests

Inside the quietest room in the world: Microsoft reveals the $1.5m ‘chamber of silence’ it uses to tune everything from headphones to the click of your mouse button - that's so quiet no one has been able to spend more than 45 minutes inside

Creepy video captures the world first moment a tarantula the size of a DINNER PLATE devours an opossum while dragging it across the Amazon's forest floor

Ancient Feces Suggest North America's First and Largest Pre-European City Fell to Climate Change

Thanks to Trump, the liberal 9th Circuit is no longer liberal

GOP bristles over plan to shift military funding to border wall

Trump CFO Weisselberg emerges as key person of interest for Dems

Poll finds 37 percent found Cohen testimony credible

AOC Threatens to Put Moderate Dems on a Primary ‘List’ If They Vote With GOP;_ylt=AwrNBTCbeXlcYXgACAJXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEydmtxNDQ0BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjY2MzJfMQRzZWMDc3I-

Dems ramp up scrutiny of Kushner's security clearance

Reparations? Let Democrats Pay for Their Anti-Black Abuses
"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – 
which you can never afford to Lose – with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)


Burger-Flipper Arbitrators

The legislation would effectively abolish at-will employment in chain restaurants.

Feb. 28, 2019 6:57 p.m. ET

Service Employees International Union members demonstrate in Memphis, Tenn., April 4, 2018.
 Photo: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News
Now that the Fight for $15 movement has achieved a higher minimum wage in New York City, its backers at the Service Employees International Union want to make fast-food workers hard to fire. City Councilman Brad Lander introduced legislation in February that would effectively abolish at-will employment in chain restaurants—those with 30 or more locations nationwide, whether corporate-owned or franchised.
The bill is unprecedented in its scope; apart from a legal quirk in Montana’s law, no other U.S. city or state has eliminated the bedrock principle of at-will employment. If a fast-food employee skips a shift or uses foul language in front of customers, he can be fired immediately. Employers don’t have to justify staffing adjustments such as layoffs or reduction in hours.
Mr. Lotito is a labor and employment attorney whose clients include restaurants. Mr. Saltsman is managing director of the Employment Policies Institute, which receives some support from restaurants.
Appeared in the March 1, 2019, print edition.

388 Days in Senate Limbo

That was the wait for a unanimous ‘yes’ vote. It’s time to change the rules.

Feb. 28, 2019 6:52 p.m. ET

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks in Washington, D.C., Feb. 26.
 Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press
Something remarkable happened to John Ryder on Thursday. He got a vote in the Senate.
Getting confirmed by the Senate for a part-time board position on the Tennessee Valley Authority—a minor corporate agency based in Knoxville that only holds four public sessions a year—didn’t use to be remarkable. It should have been even less so for Mr. Ryder, an accomplished Memphis lawyer whose nomination was uncontroversial. Yet Mr. Ryder waited 388 days for a vote—some 100 days longer than it takes a new human being to come into the world.
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Appeared in the March 1, 2019, print edition.

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