What may be the only FCC public hearing on the Comcast-NBC merger was held Tuesday, July 13th. The following is a report from the hearing that shows how nonprofit organizations were enlisted by Comcast to distract from the possible impact if FCC approves of this media consolidation move.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday July 15, 2010 10:30 am|
|By: libertyvalence Tuesday May 25, 2010 11:35 am|
Calls for more and better Democrats is not an idea that I believe will result in a better society. The business of politics is in the way of our society. Politics no longer serves a mediating function for voters.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday December 11, 2009 9:35 am|
A new coalition of antiwar organizations—the End U.S. Wars Coalition—rallies on Saturday, Dec. 12th, in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. Not far from the White House, they will challenge the Nobel Peace Prize winner President Barack Obama and his administration to halt the escalation in Afghanistan. See the End US Wars website –EndUsWars.org— for more information.
|By: Jim White Wednesday September 9, 2009 5:07 am|
In laying out the forces at work in the health care reform process, a Reuters article seems to include the public as a parenthetical afterthought. Sadly, the influence of corporations in making public policy may be about to grow even further.
|By: Bill Egnor Wednesday July 8, 2009 10:35 am|
There are things more important for a democracy then just cost savings. The real reason for a public option is that it is the right thing to do for the basic dignity of our citizens.
|By: kesquivelatnclr Wednesday March 11, 2009 5:46 am|
Given E-Verify’s shameful track record of wrongly denying jobs to U.S. citizens, it is unthinkable that groups like CIS would wish this kind of red-tape nightmare upon U.S. workers and businesses at a time when creating jobs is America’s number one priority. As of February 2009, the unemployment rate was 7.3% for White workers, 13.4% for Black workers, and 10.9% for Latino workers. While it is impossible to predict who will get the estimated three million new jobs from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), one thing is certain: The American public can no longer afford to play blame games—this country is ready for tangible results. It is time that everyone got that priority straight.