Story | Nov 4, 2014 | 3:16 PM
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Story | Nov 11, 2014 | 9:01 AMPresident Barack Obama's declaration that the Federal Communications Commission should use its Title II authority under the Communications Act of 1934 to treat Internet service providers as "common carriers" sounds incredibly technical, but its philosophical and practical implications are quite simple. If the FCC follows his suggestion, it will mean that Internet service will effectively be considered a necessary element of modern life just like electricity or telephone service, and it will mean that ISPs cannot pick and choose what content users have access to and at what speeds. Such a ruling would set off a firestorm of lobbying and litigation from heavy-hitters like Verizon and Comcast, but it would also preserve the free-flowing Internet to which we have grown accustomed and recognize the degree to which it has become essential to fully participating in society and the economy.
Column | Oct 31, 2014 | 12:20 PM
Column | Oct 31, 2014 | 2:30 AM
"You're the butcher, or you're the cattle." That appears to be the theme of the fifth season of AMC's "The Walking Dead, the most successful TV series about zombies since C-SPAN covered the Reform Party convention in 2000. It's a grim yet compelling...
Story | Oct 16, 2014 | 4:48 PM