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Hollywood gets it...

Samuel L. Jackson caused a bit of a buzz recently for his complaint about British actors being cast in roles written for American characters, partly because, he believes, British actors are cheaper hires. 47 more words

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A Generational Shift within the American Workforce

I’ve blogged before about the cultural differences between older and younger Americans in the workforce. Some observers consider the differences to be of historic significance compared to previous eras, due to the confluence of various “macro” forces driving change at an extraordinary pace. 227 more words

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Rain in Winter by Philip Levine 1928-2015

The Last Shift is the final collection of poems by Philip Levine. His friend Edward Hirsch edited and published the book after Levine’s death. In the introduction, Hirsch writes that Levine believed in poetry and was fierce in his loyalty to the past. 195 more words


How These 3 Bills Could Make It Much Harder to Hire Foreign Workers

Startups and small businesses that depend on skilled foreign workers may soon find new restrictions for the visa program they’ve relied on for decades.

Three bills pending in Congress are taking aim at the popular… 856 more words


Draft of Executive Order Looks to Re-Examine Visa Programs

Draft calls for review of regulations regarding foreign workers; Trump has been critical of H-1B visa program

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, at right, listens to President Donald Trump during a meeting with cybersecurity experts Tuesday at the White House. 891 more words

A Sobering Reminder to Unions on the Critical Importance of Supreme Court Appointees

President Trump is looking for a surefire conservative for the Supreme Court. For all the escalating rancor, this round to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia could be the prelude to a more consequential battle. 398 more words

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