Post Archive

February 2015

Surprise! Partisan divide in Internet debate

On Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler finally confirmed what everyone already expected – net-neutrality guidelines that would solidify protections and put broadband Internet

Online universities: A better option for students?

The verdict is still out on President Obama’s recently introduced plan to provide free community college to students across the country. Some see it as

Is the ‘shut up factor’ intensifying?

I have a question: Is the impulse to censor and condemn people we disagree with growing in our culture? What got me started on this

‘Science deniers’ believe what they believe

This is going to be an article about our views on policy issues that are seen as grounded in science, such as climate change and

INTERPOL official caught in nepotism scandal

Should I laugh or should I cry? It’s not just the title of a 1981 song by ABBA – it’s how you sometimes feel when

Tighe Barry of CodePink (L), along with other demonstrators, protest outside Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the commission is about to meet to receive public comment on proposed open Internet notice of proposed rulemaking and spectrum auctions May 15, 2014 at the FCC headquarters in Washington, DC. The FCC has voted in favor of a proposal to reform net neutrality and could allow Internet service providers to charge for faster and higher-quality service. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Title II? Utility? FCC oversight? Is your head spinning yet?

Vaccination debate splits along party lines

We’re right in the middle of another flu season, and that means it’s time for the country’s annual debate on the merits of vaccinations. This

What’s the strategy behind legislation titles?

What’s in a name? Certain star-crossed lovers chose to believe names didn’t mean a lot. But far from Juliet’s balcony, on the much less romantic

GOP itching for a showdown on immigration

Republicans are sworn to destroy President Obama's executive action on immigration. But do they have any effective weapons left? Signs large and small all over

Why this year’s Obama budget actually matters

The easy joke is the Obama administration released its 2016 budget on Groundhog Day.  Like the Bill Murray movie, Budget Day has become a perpetual