By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The U.S. Virgin Islands is implementing public-private partnerships that benefit our territory and the United States. In the middle of a recession, the territory's leaders should be commended for keeping companies in America, generating significant direct and indirect economic activity, preventing thousands of government layoffs and funding construction of roads and other necessary infrastructure improvements. Yet Naomi Lopez Bauman is attacking our leaders ("Drunk on corporate welfare," Opinion, Sept. 20) as part of a Puerto Rican smear campaign rather than addressing Puerto Rico's own crushing economic problems.