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We can learn from the Arabs

Do you remember seeing the pictures from Baghdad of people throwing shoes at the fallen statue of Sadam Huesein as it was dragged through the streets? Few of us at the time understood the meaning of the act. But we got the message loud and clear when Muntadher al-Zaidi, an Iraqi journalist, threw his shoes last year at then-President George W. Bush. And we also understood the full depth of Bush's ignorance of the Arab world when we saw his complete lack of understanding as he shrugged it off.   Read more

Why not have E-Verify in the Stimulus Package?

What am I missing here? The House Democrats had a provision in the Stimulus that required contractors to use E-Verify (the program that supposedly ensures only eligible workers are hired). The Senate took it out. Why?

I can take some comfort in the fact that restrictions on using H-1B visa employees were left in place (which I'm sure gave a bit of heartburn to Bill Gates).   Read more

How NOT to say "Thank You"

As I write this, there are at least three major companies who have decided not to have a convention/gathering in Las Vegas due to comments made by President Obama. Is this how he repays a city that delivered a state to him?   Read more

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