Back in 2013, Ajit Pai sounded the alarm against Barack Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet. Now he’s in a position to do something about it. Back when Ajit Pai was part of the minority on the Federal Communications Commission, he lamented that he couldn’t share with people the contents of President Obama’s secret plan to regulate the Internet: Here is President Obama’s 332-page plan | Read More »
Donald Trump won the election. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler was one of those who took a while to accept that. He pulled a stunt where he refused to quit, trying to prevent the incoming President from appointing a 3-2 Republican majority to the Commission. The Senate thwarted him. Now it’s time to move on, but only when Donald Trump takes charge. The | Read More »
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A hallmark – perhaps the hallmark – of the Barack Obama Administration is the “executive action.” The unilateral changes in law – oft major in size and scope – executed by the Executive Branch. Completely devoid of any Legislative Branch participation. After the American people repudiated President Obama’s agenda in the 2010 midterm election – by electing a Republican House of Representatives to block it | Read More »
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Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has a current market cap value of $544 billion. The entire Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Taiwan is $524 billion. So Google is bigger than…Taiwan. So why is the United States federal government giving monster Google so many unequal-before-the-law policy preferences – via executive branch fiat? Everyone Loathes the Latest Obama Power Grab – Except Google, and That’s All That Matters | Read More »
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Terrible, economy-destroying policy. Delivered not by Congress – but by unilateral executive branch fiat. Delivered as special favors to political cronies. That’s been the last eight years in a nutshell. Do we want it for another four? That’s the question Americans need to ask themselves as they head to the polls tomorrow. (Millions of people have already voted – which is itself terrible policy. It’s | Read More »
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Yes, you read that correctly. The hypocrisies and the broader metaphors are opulent. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an outmoded, outdated federal agency. Like many, many of its cohorts – it has long outlived its usefulness. It no longer has any unique reason for its continued existence – nothing that couldn’t be handed off to any other of the thousands of government agencies. Which | Read More »
We all know most of the modern Tech World is very, very Leftist. And has been from its mid-1990s inception. Which is ok. But all the while, the relationship between the Tech World and our $4-trillion-per-year Leftist government has grown exponentially. Which ain’t nearly so ok. The harmonic convergence has been the Barack Obama Administration. Which has actually been the Silicon Valley Administration – issuing | Read More »
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Okay, admittedly, this is just a little bit driven by schadenfreude: “A feeling of enjoyment that comes from seeing or hearing about the troubles of other people.” In which I do not ordinarily engage – unless the trouble someone is suffering is a result of their own actions. We should have zero sympathy for self-inflicted wounds. And we should absolutely have zero sympathy for someone | Read More »
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Back before Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga, there was a British band that did pretty well – Pink Floyd. Aside from gigantic albums The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall, they released in 1987 A Momentary Lapse of Reason. (“A Momentary Lapse of Reason” is also a current Hong Kong television show – although to be honest I didn’t know this until I | Read More »
I know this is going to come as galloping shock to most of you – but people like free stuff. They like unlimited free stuff – even more than that. So much so that they don’t mind slight reductions in quality – if it’s in the midst of an endless cavalcade of free stuff. People are adults. They are capable of weighing the pros and | Read More »
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