FROM Alisa Ulferts
Another Voting Fiasco in Florida? When she was Florida's Secretary of State, Katherine Harris said electronic voting machines would end her state's embarrassing problems with the electoral process. But those same machines have caused a bitter fight over who won the Congressional seat Harris left to run --unsuccessfully--for the Senate. Republican Vern Buchanan has been declared the winner in the 13th Congressional District by 369 votes, but Democrat Christine Jennings has not conceded. Some 18,000 votes appear to be missing from electronic machines with no paper trails.
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.