FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wants you to calm down. A firestorm of public outrage flared up after his latest plans to permit a pay-to-play Internet leaked.
Today in Kansas City, Missouri, the American Legislative Exchange Council is bringing your state legislators to a closed-door meeting with corporate lobbyists to ghostwrite "model" laws to bring to your state.
-- by John Nichols, The Nation
Tim Carpenter never lost faith in the very real prospect of a very radical change for the better. And he never lost his organizer’s certainty that the tipping point that would make the change was just a few more phone calls, a few more rallies, a few more campaigns away.
So he kept on organizing.
To the last.
- by Lex Horan, Pesticide Action Network of North America
The last of the late spring snowstorms are winding down here in the Midwest, and it won't be long before corn goes into the ground. With corn-planting, of course, comes atrazine applications. And though atrazine doesn't get much use in the colder months, this winter hasn't been a quiet one for the notorious herbicide and its manufacturer, the Syngenta Corporation.
If our leaders want to balance the budget, here’s a suggestion: Congress can scrap a new “Paris Hilton” giveaway that’s draining billions of federal tax dollars.
Americans revere few things as highly as the veteran. They deservedly get respect for having worn their nation's uniform. Big Oil has another agenda.
On February 10, the FCC ruled that the huge Chicago radio station, WLS, had to pay a $44,000 fine for airing 90-second segments produced by Workers Independent News. The FCC noted that the station failed on 11 occasions to explicitly notify listeners that the segments were paid for by Workers Independent News.
Things might be looking up for opponents of Keystone XL discouraged by the State Department's highly suspect Final Environmental Impact Statement that seemed to augur approval, and the Inspector General's report that found no conflict of interest, despite the FEIS author's failure to disclose previous and ongoing business relations with TransCanada.
If right-wing America had set out to design a Supreme Court case that combined all of its political fetishes, it could not have done better than to come up with Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. v. Sebelius.