Government & Communications

Attempts by governmental bodies to improve or impede communications with or between the citizenry.

President Trump is going after the Bill of Rights

[Commentary] Democrats -- and much of the “liberal” media Trump frequently attacks -- continue to obsess over clumsy Russian efforts to interfere with our elections as the challenge of our times to American democracy.

FBI Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen

The FBI raided the office of President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, seizing records related to several topics including payments to a pornographic-film actress.

Remarks Of Commissioner Rosenworcel, NAB, "First Things First: Is The Press Still Free?"

[Speech] We now regularly see the highest level of our government denouncing real news as false facts.

Homeland Security to Compile Database of Journalists, Bloggers

The Department of Homeland Security wants to monitor hundreds of thousands of news sources around the world and compile a database of journalists, editors, foreign correspondents, and bloggers to identify top “media influencers.” It’s seeking a co

President Trump to Skip Correspondents’ Dinner, but Talk Radio? He’s In

President Donald Trump — buffeted by rumbling trade tensions with China, delicate negotiations with North Korea and fallout from the Russia investigation — took a few minutes this week to reach for the media equivalent of Linus’s blanket: New York

Trump’s must-see TV: Judge Jeanine’s show and her positive take on the president

President Donald Trump and Chief of Staff John F. Kelly do not regularly give on-the-record interviews.

Can democracy survive information overload?

[Commentary] The inescapable, overwhelming and disorienting flurry of activity of news, which has become the new normal since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, begs two simple but profound questions: Can democracy survive information overload

President Trump's war on The Washington Post

Rarely has President Donald Trump waged such a sustained campaign against a single entity as he has with recent broadsides against The Washington Post. Over the past week, Trump has repeatedly tweeted about the Post, its owner Jeff Bezos, and Amaz

The True Damage of Trump’s ‘Fake News’

[Commentary] Many people, including many Republican lawmakers, dismiss President Trump’s attacks on The Washington Post, CNN and other news organizations as just one of those crazy — but ultimately harmless — things he does to blow off steam.

FCC blocks reveal of emails about conservative news site's 'Harlem Shake' net neutrality video

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's “Harlem Shake” video: Whose idea was it? Who wrote the script? Did the other FCC commissioners know about it?