The Internet blackout was an innovation for sure, but it still belongs in the category of advocacy politics that I'll called "Surround and Punish." What is missing is something the military calls "situational awareness."
It's not every day that you can celebrate a win for the public over big media. But on Thursday a federal appeals court threw out an attempt by the FCC and industry titans to gut media ownership limits.
The president's reaffirmation of the need for regulation shows a deep commitment to an aggressive agenda of agency regulation. The order is a solid step forward in the direction of more balanced review.
President Obama and Congress need to get some serious "top kill" going on the corporate tax loopholes which allow greedy corporations to shirk their responsibilities and billions of dollars to tax bills of those who play fair.
The level of debt I took on for my degree was my choice, regardless of the consequences. But at the very least, students and families should be assured that the private loan products are fair and transparent.
Every year, American taxpayers who play by the rules - individuals, small businesses and even a lot of bigger businesses - have to pay a lot of extra "something" because of all the tax dodgers who pay nothing.