Information Tech Corporations and the Left: A Dangerous Liaison

To the titans of Silicon Valley, November 8, 2016 was a date that forever shall live in infamy.  The election of Donald Trump as president posed an unprecedented threat to their campaign to transform America into a permanent global sanctuary.  Information technology leaders have been on the warpath since President Trump’s January 27 90-day ban on immigration and refugee entry from seven terrorist-sponsoring (or terrorist-controlled) Muslim-majority nations, an executive order nixed a week later by a Seattle federal judge.  That ruling triggered a quick appeal by the administration, and just as quickly, an amicus brief submitted to the appeals court by around 100 tech executives in support of the lower court ruling.  Significant as the immigration angle is, another and perhaps less recognized issue looms:  the willful transformation of corporations into a de facto branch of the federal government.

With increasing commitment, U.S. corporations over the last few decades have …

Intel Succumbs to Jesse Jackson ‘Diversity’ Campaign

2015 Wall Street Project Economic SummitFor a first-hand lesson in the timidity of corporate America, look no further than Intel Corp.  This January, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip maker announced it would set aside $300 million by 2020 for hiring, training and promoting “underrepresented” racial minorities and women.  Intel CEO Brian Krzanich revealed the plan at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas only weeks after he and other top company officials had met privately with Jesse Jackson.  The announcement was a triumph for Jackson’s Silicon Valley shakedown campaign.  “It’s a huge first step,” he declared, urging other tech firms to follow suit.  Given the acquiescence of eBay, Google and Facebook to Jackson at shareholder meetings last May, it is no surprise those companies are doing just that.

National Legal and Policy Center long has shone a spotlight on Jesse Jackson.  The Chicago-based civil-rights hustler and former presidential candidate, through his nonprofit Rainbow/PUSH, …