Net Neutrality On The Ropes

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Net neutrality may be on the way out. At a trial Monday between Verizon and the FCC, judges appeared ready to side with the telecommunications giant and strike down the FCC’s network neutrality regulations. Two of the three judges appeared to indicate that they didn’t believe the FCC had the right to stop internet service…


Banks Get Huge Win In Budget Deal

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The omnibus appropriations bill recently passed by Congress contained a provision that has caused a big controversy in Washington. The bill rolled backed a key regulation from the Dodd-Frank bank reform legislation that prevented banks from using funds guaranteed by the federal government in risky investments. Essentially, the likelihood of further bailouts of big Wall…


Obamacare Signup Deadline Needs Extension

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The disastrous opening of Obamacare’s online health insurance exchanges was largely overshadowed by the government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis. Nearly three weeks later, the website is still not fully functional. Citizens have until December 15th to signup for coverage that will kick in on January 1st. All eligible consumers must have some form of…


Republicans Have Abandoned Reason For Madness

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What happened to the Republican Party? The party of Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Eisenhower has somehow morphed into the party of Boehner, McConnell, and Cantor. Compromise is a dirty word, and dedication to eliminating a single program trumps all else. Thanks to Republican obstruction, the latest Congress put the ‘Do Nothing Congress’ to shame. To understand…