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What's Wrong With Goodwill Using A Minimum Wage Exception To Employ Disabled People?

What's Wrong With Goodwill Using A Minimum Wage Exception To Employ Disabled People?

There is an exception to the minimum wage laws which allow companies to pay disabled workers less than the legal minimum. Now Goodwill, the national thrift shop chain, is coming under fire for using that exception: In a recent investigation for Watchdog.org, I reported that a majority of Goodwill entities in the United States pay

Since The Election, MSNBC Has Fallen Back To Fourth Place In The Ratings

Election season was very good to MSNBC in terms of ratings, pushing the network up to second place where they were nipping at the heels of Fox News. But since the election things have been quite a bit slower for the network. At Mediaite, Joe Concha attributes the hyper-partisan network’s decline to being positioned to

Republican Legislative Leadership: We're Compassionate, Look At How Much Money We Spent!

In the Grand Forks Herald today House Majority Leader Al Carlson, and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, have a column outlining what they see as the highlights of the 2013 legislative session. It’s a little hard to read, what with the championing of phony-baloney property tax relief and aggressive spending, but this passage in particular

Dorso Column: Give Legislature Credit For Pro-Life Bills And Other Achievements

I haven’t reviewed all of the legislation that was passed this session but I think there are some remarkable achievements legislators should get credit for. The following list is not necessarily indicative of the importance of each issue but I think they are significant. First I believe putting the abortion issue in front of the

New York Times: Ban Background Checks For Applicants

“Sixty-five million Americans have criminal records that might cause them to be denied jobs, even for arrests or minor convictions that occurred in the distant past,” writes The New York Times editorial board. As someone who used to do background checks for a living, I’ll admit that the permanence of our backgrounds in this digital

North Dakota Clinic Director: Criticism Of Abortion Is "Disgusting," Heart Beat Bill Adds "Stigma" To Abortion

Tammi Kromenaker, director of the Red River Women’s Clinic (a ghoulishly fitting title, especially with the Kermit Gosnell trial in the headlines), was on MSNBC last night suggesting that criticism of abortion is “disgusting.” “When a woman doesn’t want to be pregnant, she’ll go through hell, high water in North Dakota — blizzards, floods, you

Kermit Gosnell Isn't An Aberration Among Abortionists

As I wrote two weeks ago, one of the most horrifying aspects of the trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell isn’t the decapitated babies and grotesque conditions of his facility but rather those who were basically complicit in his crimes because they assisted, or at least didn’t act to stop him. Gosnell was able to

Video: President Obama Says North Dakota Pro-Life Legislation "Turns Back The Clock"

“In North Dakota they just passed a law outlawing your right to choose as early as six weeks even if a woman’s raped,” said President Obama today while addressing abortion industry giant Planned Parenthood. He’s referring to the law, signed by Governor Jack Dalrymple, which outlaws abortions if a heartbeat is detected. “A woman may

Legislature Set To Give New State Workers Option For Defined Contribution Plans

Public pensions, nationally, are a mess and while North Dakota has escaped most of the nation’s economic problems over the last several years, pension headaches aren’t something we’ve been able to afford. Late last year the North Dakota Auditor’s office published some ugly pension numbers for the state’s Public Employees Retirement System. According to the audit, NDPERS

If You're Stuck In A Part-Time Job, Thank Obamacare

At FreeEnterprise.org they’ve posted these scary jobs numbers from the Federal Reserve showing a sharp uptick in people with part-time jobs, which remains well above pre-recession levels: According to the New York Times, millions of Americans who want more work hours are stuck in part-time jobs: In March, 7.6 million Americans who want more hours

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