The H1B visa program that allows US employers to import foreign skilled workers on a temporary basis has long been the center of considerable controversy. Its stated purpose is to provide workers with specific skills that can't be recruited from the American workforce.
After a weekend of political theater over the issue of appropriate practices for health care workers to follow on their return from Africa, the CDC has come out with new guidelines on what these should be.
Andrew Cuomo seems to have gotten nervous about the bad press his neighbor Christie is getting for holding a healthy nurse prisoner and decided that the political wind might be blowing in the direction of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
On Friday it was being speculated that the Obama administration might follow in the foot steps of New York, New Jersey, Florida and Illinois in imposing mandatory quarantines on returning health care workers.
Whenever someone starts off with a flattering portion of over-the-top encomiums, it's a sure sign the other shoe is about to drop with a "thud." And so it is with What's the Matter with Kansas? author Thomas Frank who begins his take-down of Paul Krugman on
In the huge pile of efforts to analyze the Republican victory in the midterm elections, there has been a marked tendency to credit the success of the centrist Republican leadership in bringing the Tea Party under control.