Dr. Bill B. May

Jun 19th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS Robert May 5 min read

Sadly, Dr. Bill B. May, who began the NewsBalance website in 2001, has passed away.  The website included articles where the intent was to show both sides of an issue or concept.  Bill also wrote a daily op-ed piece with his perspective on a current event or item of interest.  While many contributed to the website over the years, Bill was pretty much the sole…


Poll finds 90% of Native Americans are OK with Washington Redskins name

May 21st, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Racism, Social Issues Robert May 1 min read

Guardian Web writes: A poll in the Washington Post has found that nine out of 10 Native Americans are not offended by the Washington Redskins name. The poll surveyed 504 people who identified as Native American in every state in the US, and reflects the findings of a similar poll in 2004. Washington’s NFL team has been under pressure for some time over its name, which…


Romanian Hacker Claims Accessing Clinton Server was ‘Easy’

May 13th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Crime and Police Actions, Government, Technology Robert May 1 min read

Alice Green writes :  As I wrote last month, the US government has extradited a famous Romanian hacker in an effort to prove without a doubt that Hillary’s insecure homebrew server was hacked by a third party. The hacker, who goes by the name “Guccifer,” has been involved in numerous high-level security breaches in the past.  


Welcome to the World of Rosencare

May 11th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Business, Health Care Robert May 1 min read

John C. Goodman writes:  This CEO Solved His Company’s Healthcare Problems Without Washington .  “You can’t do anything about the cost or quality of health care if you don’t know what’s happening,” Harris Rosen told me. He was casually dressed, sitting in an office he shares with a large Labrador retriever and a fluffy white poodle. For 40 years Rosen has sat at the same desk,…


San Francisco’s Parental Leave Law Is Bad for Business

May 11th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Business, Economics, Labor Robert May 1 min read

Abigail R. Hall Blanco writes: San Francisco has become the first city to mandate full pay for parents who take leave on the birth or adoption of a child. According to the legislation, lost pay is the primary reason workers fail to take advantage of existing California law that enables them to receive 55 percent of their wages (and up to 70 percent beginning in 2018)…


Editorial: Donald Trump vs. Ronald Reagan

May 11th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Elections, Government, Politics Robert May 1 min read

Chicago Tribune Editorial Board writes: Every presidential election year is unique, but 2016 evokes some eerie parallels with 1980. Back then, America was smarting from a costly foreign war that ended in tears. The economy was in a funk, with imports surging and blue-collar jobs at risk. Governments in Tehran and Moscow were behaving in ways that Americans found profoundly alarming. Americans wondered if our best…


Hillary: Queen of the Gig Economy

May 10th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Economics, Labor, Politics Robert May 1 min read

Jared Meyer writes: Listening to Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail may lead one to assume she is against the sharing economy, or what she calls the “gig economy.” As she promised in her first major economic address at the New School in New York City, the gig economy is “raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in…


California: The Ultimate Nanny State

May 10th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Government, Regulation Robert May 1 min read

David Harsanyi writes: In California, a 15-year-old girl can abort a viable baby without telling her parents, but starting now a married 20-year-old with a job and kids can’t buy a pack of cigarettes. Or get a drink. That same 15-year-old girl is banned from getting an indoor tan, and a woman must obtain, and give, “affirmative consent” before kissing someone during her college years.  


Treasury’s Fannie and Freddie rip-off

May 5th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Business, Government, National Debt Robert May 1 min read

George F. Will writes:  Gigantic government’s complexity and opacity provide innumerable opportunities for opportunists to act unconstrained by clear law or effective supervision. Today’s example, involving the government’s expropriation of hundreds of billions of dollars, features three sets of unsympathetic actors — a grasping federal government, a few hedge funds nimble at exploiting the commingling of government and the private sector, and two anomalous institutions…