Obama’s New Overtime Rules Should Go Further To Spread Work

Obama’s New Overtime Rules Should Go Further To Spread Work

This past week Obama passed a new federal regulation doubling the income threshold to avoid mandatory overtime from $23,660 to $47,476. The move effectively makes millions more Americans eligible for that sweet, time-and-a-half pay. The raise in the overtime threshold was long overdue. Federal regulations generally require employers to pay time-and-a-half for any employee who works more than 40 hours in a week; however, white collar workers have generally been exempted from the rules. This made sense in 1950, when everyone went to work with a lunch pail in order to go pound rocks like Fred Flintstone….

Ronan Farrow Needs To Leave Woody Allen Alone

Ronan Farrow Needs To Leave Woody Allen Alone

Ronan Farrow is back in the news accusing his father Woody Allen of being a child molester. On the heels of the Cannes opening of Allen’s new movie Cafe Society, Farrow penned an essay for Hollywood Reporter asking why stars like Blake Livey and Kristen Stewart aren’t being questioned about Allen’s past allegations – because the natural follow up to “what are you wearing” is “what do you think of the director’s 1992 child abuse accusations?” Farrow is of course referring to the allegations that surfaced during a custody battle,…

The Left’s New Target: Freedom of Association

The Left’s New Target: Freedom of Association

American universities are already denying students free speech, because its more important to stop “hate speech” (like writing Trump 2016 in rainbow chalk) than to cultivate a free exchange of ideas. In addition, students are no longer allowed due process, with university administrator’s refusing to even review video evidence before issuing decisions – because why bother with facts when the defendant is a conservative? And this week Harvard, always a leader in education, has decided to be the initial school to end the first amendment right of freedom of association. Starting with the…

The Supreme Court Should Take Tom Brady’s Case

The Supreme Court Should Take Tom Brady’s Case

Tom Brady has added former Soliciter General Ted Olson, who successfully argued Bush v. Gore, to his “deflategate” legal defense team. Given that Olson has argued a number of cases in the Supreme Court, his addition has led to speculation that Brady will appeal his case all the way up to the nation’s high court. There are many who would say that the Supreme Court getting involved in a football inflation case would be a mockery of the judicial system. With all the issues in America, should they really focus their…

We Need Internet Comments To Fact Check The Media

We Need Internet Comments To Fact Check The Media

Law blog “Above the Law” (not run by Bob Loblaw) announced this week that it would no longer allow comments on it’s articles, proudly proclaiming that they got rid of comments because they were “making the internet worse.” Founder David Lat claimed that the comment section on the blog had changed over the years, and that eventually “the ratio of offensive to substantive shifted in favor of the offensive.” Since we all know that any possible gains from additional knowledge and outside perspectives are far outweighed by the possibility that someone…

Kasich Is The Latest To Apologize For Using Common Sense

Kasich Is The Latest To Apologize For Using Common Sense

Another week passed in the political race, which meant that another politician had to apologize to the almighty god of political correctness. Such a sacrifice is necessary in order to stop the volcano “Mt. White Privilege” from erupting – because that event would wake up the villagers and they might realize it’s suspicious that Saudi Arabia gave between $10-25 million to the Clinton foundation a couple of years after she sent them American F-15 fighter jets as a “Christmas gift” – especially since this week the Saudis threatened to sell American assets if 9/11 victims were allowed to…

The Difference Between Bill and Hillary

The Difference Between Bill and Hillary

If anyone was wondering what the difference between Bill and Hillary Clinton was, this week made it as clear as the secret service’s instructions to keep Bill away from the interns. While Bill made headlines for shutting down protesters with a fact-filled tirade, Hillary tried to prove how much of a New Yorker she was by holding up the subway for a photo opp – because there’s nothing New Yorkers love more than being inconvenienced by tourists. Starting with Bill, he showed the old man’s still got it when he…

The Women’s Soccer Team Isn’t Experiencing Wage Discrimination

The Women’s Soccer Team Isn’t Experiencing Wage Discrimination

The U.S. women’s soccer team has filed a wage-discrimination lawsuit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging that they are unfairly paid less than the men’s soccer team.  And at first glance, the women have a point. They’re complaint alleges that they are paid about 25% less than the men, even though the team made $20 million more in revenue last year. However, soccer officials have disputed those figures as misleading, citing the fact that the numbers reflected a year in which the women won the world cup while the men weren’t even playing…

Batman, The Problem With American “Successes”, and Hillary Clinton

Batman, The Problem With American “Successes”, and Hillary Clinton

Despite getting only 28% approval from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, Batman versus Superman made $166 million domestically in its opening weekend and over $400 million worldwide. Variety announced that Batman killed the “puny” reviewers. Forbes even argued that the movie made big money because of the bad reviews. But just because audiences are ignoring critics, that doesn’t mean they’re ignoring the fact the movie is hot garbage. Batman v Superman isn’t making money because people like the movie, it’s making money because people love Batman and Superman – they have fond memories of…

The Hulk Hogan Jury Was Right To Shut Down Gawker

The Hulk Hogan Jury Was Right To Shut Down Gawker

A Florida jury awarded Hulk Hogan $115 million in his lawsuit against Gawker after the website posted a clip of his sex tape and deemed it “news.” While the site argued that posting the video was protected by the first amendment, the jury felt differently and decided to fine it an amount so large it could only be paid with a novelty size check. For the most part, the internet is cheering the Hulkster possibly bankrupting Gawker media. If 60 Minutes or the BBC had posted the video, perhaps we’d be having…