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Help High Tech Companies Protect America (Opinion)

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When disaster struck, President Donald Trump knew he could count on high technology companies to deliver results.

As the nation geared up to fight coronavirus, Google’s CEO wrote, “We’re partnering with the U.S. government in developing a website dedicated to COVID-19 education, prevention, and local resources nationwide.”

The project started quickly, and like most things done by America’s tech giants, the information improved as the site gathered more data. “We’ll be rolling out an initial version of the website late Monday, March 16, and we’ll continue to enhance and update it with more resources on an ongoing basis,” Sundar Pichai wrote. Americans will all benefit from this project at this difficult time.

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So why has the Trump administration been working to damage the entire high-tech industry?

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This issue actually goes back to the Obama administration. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), in the Department of Labor, is supposed to promote affirmative action by federal contractors. In late 2016 the agency, which had looked at a statistical analysis of hiring and promotion data, decided these high-tech companies weren’t doing enough to promote affirmative action, so it sued them for alleged discrimination.

This was a classic Washington, D.C. power grab. The Department of Labor doesn’t have the constitutional authority to sue and then settle the case in its own administrative courts. Oracle pushed back against OFCCP, saying the agency had created a system “wherein agency officials prosecute and adjudicate discrimination claims against government contractors and then award broad injunctive and compensatory relief if the agency finds violations.” The department effectively acts as both judge and jury.

Further, the agency didn’t have evidence of discrimination. It had a statistical analysis that may have pointed to discrimination, or may not have. As with any statistical analysis, how you read the data matters, and the federal government didn’t have all the data (it never could). For example, “the gender pay gap is the most blatant example of drawing false conclusions from incomplete data. When accounting for measurable, relevant factors, the statistical pay gap between men and women all but disappears,” a paper from The Heritage Foundation explains. “And because current research has limitations in what factors are included, any remaining gap should not simply be interpreted as reflecting discrimination. Women have shown a strong preference for in-kind benefits over cash wages in polls, for example, which is not included in studies that explore the reasons for the gender wage gap.”

The Trump administration changed the reporting requirements, which would have demanded that companies of 100 or more people provide detailed salary information to government bureaucrats, breaking that information down by sex, race, job category, and other factors.

That was the right thing to do. But for some reason, the Trump administration hasn’t acted to withdraw the pointless lawsuits that have been grinding on for some three years now. Former Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta was indecisive about these suits. Perhaps that is because “Acosta, who aspired to be a federal judge, had a strategy as secretary to play a safe, inside game running the Labor Department,” as the Washington Post explained. If so, that strategy backfired, and Acosta is now out.

It falls to Sec. Eugene Scalia to speak up and assert authority over the OFCCP bureaucrats. Scalia served as Solicitor of Labor and “pursued initiatives to protect low-wage workers, reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens, and enhance enforcement of workplace safety laws.” So he understands the inside game, and knows the importance of fairness.

Scalia should stop the harassment of high-tech companies, and let them focus on the important work they do protecting the country. Our war against the coronavirus is real, and it’s one we cannot afford to lose.

Mark Anthony is a former Silicon Valley Executive with Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR). Mark is now the host of the nationally syndicated radio called The Patriot and The Preacher Show. Find out more at patriotandpreachershow.com

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Forensic Analysis Concludes Hunter Biden Emails From NYP Story Are 100% Legit [Report]

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Why hasn’t Joe or anybody on his team come out to say that the Hunter Biden emails obtained by the New York Post are illegitimate? Is it because…they’re real? Looks that way. Here’s what’s up, via Daily Caller: An email Hunter Biden received in April 2015 from a Burisma executive discussing an introduction to then-Vice President Joe Biden, which lies at the heart of a New York Post investigation, is unquestionably authentic, a cybersecurity expert told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Thursday. The DCNF obtained a full copy of Hunter Biden’s alleged laptop from former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday. The DCNF provided Robert Graham, the founder of the cybersecurity firm Errata Security, with a copy of the email and its metadata for forensic analysis. CONTINUED: Graham, who has been cited as a cybersecurity expert in The Washington Post, the Associated Press, Wired, Engadget and other news and technology outlets, told the DCNF that he used a cryptographic signature found in the email’s metadata to validate that Vadym Pozharsky, an advisor to Burisma’s board of directors, emailed Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015. In the email, Pozharsky thanked Hunter Biden for “inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together.” LOOK: Lest we forget, Joe has “never discussed” any foreign business with Hunter. Mmhmm. VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoGhVkLuI3s

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DOJ Probe Into Hunter Biden Money Laundering Scheme Ongoing Since 2019 (Confirmed)

Imagine if this was Eric Trump.

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If something like this was happening to any of President Trump’s children, it would be plastered all over the news 24/7. Heck, liberal sportscasters would probably talk about it during live games. But since this is the Democrat presidential nominee’s kid we’re talking about, the MSM is intent on sweeping it all under the rug. That’s journalism in the 21st century. From Breitbart: A Department of Justice (DOJ) official confirmed Thursday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) opened a criminal investigation into Hunter Biden and his associates in 2019, focused on allegations of money-laundering, and that it remains “open and active,” according to Sinclair investigative reporter James Rosen. LOOK: https://twitter.com/JamesRosenTV/status/1321927288716480515?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1321927288716480515%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.breitbart.com%2Fpolitics%2F2020%2F10%2F29%2Freport-doj-official-confirms-fbi-investigating-hunter-biden-for-money-laundering%2F WATCH: https://twitter.com/JamesRosenTV/status/1321932396091068417?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1321932396091068417%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fnew-justice-confirms-open-criminal-probe-into-hunter-biden-bobulinski-met-with-6-fbi-agents-evidence-reviewed-watch%2F WATCH: https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1321608055549775872?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1321608055549775872%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fwatch-tucker-says-damning-hunter-biden-documents-suddenly-vanished-after-they-were-sent-to-him%2F Here’s a clip from Carlson’s interview with former Biden business partner, Tony Bobulinski… https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1321255239132041217?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1321255239132041217%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3%2Ccontainerclick_1&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fbiden-whistleblower-i-think-joe-biden-and-the-biden-family-are-compromised-by-china ANOTHER: https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1321250891882811394?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1321250891882811394%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3%2Ccontainerclick_1&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fbiden-whistleblower-plays-tape-of-biden-allies-responding-to-him-going-public-youre-gonna-bury-all-of-us And here’s a Biden interview with CBS, from not long ago… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi03EjUxxpc

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