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Warning: Time Warner-CBS Clash Points Up Big Trouble Ahead

Sandy Goodman | Posted 10.05.2013 | Media
Sandy Goodman

It's a dispute over dollars, a battle one consumer advocate called "a food fight between two haves at our expense."

The Next Elizabeth Warren Emerges

The New Republic | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

Telecom regulators don't usually have public followings, except perhaps among other telecom regulators. ...

Careening Toward Telecom Dystopia (But Can We Stop It?)

Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.18.2013 | Books
Dan Froomkin

In her new book, Susan Crawford compellingly and disturbingly makes it clear that we are well on our way to a very disturbing future of expensive, substandard and unequal Internet access -- with Comcast boldly leading the charge.

WATCH: Why U.S. Internet Is Still Slow

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 02.14.2013 | Technology

Susan Crawford, law professor and former special assistant for science and technology to the White House, recently sat down with journalist and commen...

WATCH: Digital Divide Creates 'Two Americas'

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.08.2013 | Media
Bill Moyers

Susan Crawford, former special assistant to President Obama for science, technology and innovation, explains how our government has allowed a few powerful media conglomerates to put profit ahead of the public interest.

A Call to Action for Our Internet

Timothy Karr | Posted 04.03.2013 | Technology
Timothy Karr

As our Internet grows up, we need to look to the future and figure out ways to make it better. There is a role for activism and advocacy, but also one for our government to promote the public interest by ensuring that every American can participate in a free and fair communications market.

The FCC Chief Is Awesome at His Job if You Own a Big Cable Company

Christopher Mitchell | Posted 03.24.2013 | Technology
Christopher Mitchell

Local businesses get it. Mayors get it. City councils get it. And unlike Chairman Genachowski, they know what the problem is: little incentive for massive, established cable monopolies to invest in networks when they are harvesting record profits and subscribers have no other choices.

U.S. Internet Suffers When the Refs Blow the Calls

Art Brodsky | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Broadband access has devolved into an industry that functions at the whim of a few big corporations "regulated" by the equivalent of replacement refs who have allowed an industry to get out of control, and allow companies to do what they want regardless of the harm to society.

On Memorial Day Weekend, America Reckons With Torture

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

If we really want to honor the Americans in uniform who gave their lives fighting for their country, we'll redouble our efforts to make sure we're worthy of their sacrifice; we'll renew our commitment to the rule of law, for the rule of law is essential to any civilization worth dying for.

More Wireless Broadband Is What Consumers Want, U.S. Needs to Close the Digital Divide

David Honig | Posted 03.04.2012 | Technology
David Honig

For the United States to be competitive with other nations, and to end the digital divide, the Treasury should invest what's necessary to build out and sustain fast national wireline and wireless services.

Former Guantanamo Prosecutor Loses Job for Criticizing Military Commissions

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

orris Davis, the retired Air Force Colonel who served as the Chief Prosecutor of the Military Commissions at Guantánamo until 2007, has just lost his job for writing an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal.

Judge Orders Release From Guantanamo of Kuwaiti Who Met Bin Laden

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Following Judge Kollar-Kotelly's ruling, the DOJ did not indicate whether it will appeal the decision, but I sincerely hope that the government follows the judge's advice and repatriates al-Rabia.

Talk Radio Rules Blue Dog States

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

22 percent of Americans get their news from talk radio, and conservative talkers, like Hannity and Limbaugh, have been lying to their listeners about what's in the health care bill.

Former Insider Shatters Credibility of Military Commissions

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Lt. Col. Vandeveld said, "I simply could not in good conscience continue to work for an ad-hoc, hastily created apparatus whose evident resort to expediency and ethical compromise were so contrary to my own."

What the Hell Have We Become?

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

Rather than two convictions, non-Gitmo prosecutors have had 148 successful trials and convictions of terrorists.

Obama's First 100 Days: A Start On Guantanamo, But Not Enough

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Just Binyam Mohamed and the Yemeni doctor, Ayman Batarfi have been cleared for release. At this rate, of course, it will take decades to close Guantánamo.

Who's Running Guantanamo?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

On January 20, the answer to that question seemed obvious. However, on January 29, the Commissions' recently appointed chief judge provided the first challenge to the president's plans.

Key Bush Gitmo Advisors Still Burrowed In At Pentagon

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A senior judge who has not followed President Barack Obama's order to halt military trials at Guantanamo Bay is among Bush administration appointees s...

Pentagon Official: 9/11 Suspect Was Tortured

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration maintained Wednesday that the U.S. does not torture prisoners despite a claim to the contrary from the mili...

The Dying Days of the Guantanamo Trials

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

The Military Commissions to try Guantanamo detainees have rarely grabbed the media attention that a novel, flagship program to try "terror suspects" should have attracted.

New Evidence of Systemic Bias in Guantanamo Trials

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Andy Worthington, author of The Guantánamo Files, continues his analysis of the corrupt command structure of the Military Commissions at Guantánamo,...

The Dark Heart of Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Vandevelt's profound criticisms of a system that imprisons juveniles and suppresses evidence relevant to the defense, is just part of a much darker narrative that has been unfolding for the last 18 months.

British Court Rules Against UK and US in Case of Guantanamo Torture Victim Binyam Mohamed

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

In the lawless world of Guantánamo -- and the United States' even murkier network of secret prisons run by or on behalf of the CIA -- it has taken si...