Format: 2014-04
Jul 30, 2013
Yet with one signature, Obama could make a remarkable difference: He could use his constitutional powers to commute the sentences of thousands of disproportionately black inmates serving excessive prison terms for crack cocaine offenses.
Jul 29, 2013
Susan Crawford - It’s great that Americans are finally paying attention to this crucial policy problem. We are subject to several great digital divides. There is a divide between Americans who have a wire at home and those that don’t, a divide between affluent Americans who will be able to pay for cable’s high-capacity (yet still second-class) high-speed connections and those who won’t, and a divide between America as a nation and those countries that have prioritized symmetric fiber access as a widely-available, reasonably-priced utility.
Jul 23, 2013
Unfortunately, details of the plan that have leaked out suggest it amounts to a deal with network operators -- both cable and wireless -- that repeats the same mistakes the U.S. has made. Consumers get reduced mobile roaming charges -- not an insignificant achievement. But in exchange, Kroes is encouraging consolidation and enabling abusive monopoly behavior by network operators, with no regulation to stop them.
Jul 16, 2013
By Ekow N. Yakah July 15, 2013 New York Times - The Trayvon Martin verdict is frustrating, fracturing, angering and predictable. More than anything, for many of us, it is exhausting. Exhausting because nothing could bring back our lost child, exhausting because the verdict, which should have felt shocking, arrived with the inevitability that black Americans know too well when criminal law announces that they are worth less than other Americans.
Jul 10, 2013
By Susan Crawford June 10, 2013 Wired - When Liberty Media chairman John Malone talks, it’s a good idea to pay attention. And this month, the craggy, whip-smart, billionaire cable mogul has set his sights on having the entire cable distribution industry charging for buckets of bits. Which means the Internet in America — as well as in the U.K., Belgium, Holland, Germany, and Switzerland — is in big trouble.
Jul 5, 2013
July 4, 2013 Huffington Post - We Americans have a distinct suspicion of the relationship between government and personal virtue. Anything that stems from that huge, amorphous and ominous thing in D.C. isn't just a bad idea but likely to stain your character.

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