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Net Neutrality Takes a Hit by FCC

(Thanks to Time.com for the above photo) MUNCIE, Indiana (NEWS) – The democrat appointed Chairman to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) got his plan pushed through the commission this afternoon with a vote of 3-2 along party lines which many perceive as a major win for the big Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Verizon, ATT […]

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Business Government

Media & FCC: Misinformation Should Come With a Label

MUNCIE, IN – We’ve demanded it on food. We had to demand that it stop during children’s shows. We had to demand it be changed in school cafeterias. We had to demand that it stop being done by Congress. In our Caveat Emptor – Let the Buyer Beware – world, monied interests get to sell […]

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Government

Why the First Issue is Money in Politics

Why the First Issue Is Money in Politics (via Moyers & Company) Constitutional scholar and activist Lawrence Lessig, whose march through New Hampshire to get money out of politics is featured on our broadcast this week, often says that his crusade is the most urgent in America because it impacts virtually every…

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Gannett, Inc.: The StarPress is a Sinking Ship

MUNCIE, Indiana – The newspaper industry continues to let out warning signs of its demise all over the nation. Profits have been falling for decades due to lack of advertising causing staff reductions which means we get less reporting, which leads to declining value, etc. As you can see, it’s a death spiral which has […]

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Business Government

Door Closes to Open Internet, But All May Not Be Lost

In the words of Howard Beale, the Mad Prophet of the Airwaves in the movie Network, “Woe is us! We’re in a lot of trouble!” And, as Beale would shout, we should be mad as hell. Issuing a decision that triggered dismay and anger among supporters…

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Government

Campaign Cash Rules Drown in the Bathtub

I’m speculating here, but as we approach year’s end, I assume that Grover Norquist hasn’t been visited by Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future and found spiritual redemption. Nonetheless, I’m betting that Grover Norquist feels pretty…