Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Chairman Pai Remarks at Reagan Presidential Library

As the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, I have a special interest in the progress that was made in communications and technology policy during the Reagan Administration.

Presidential Obstruction of Justice: The Case of Donald J. Trump

The public record contains substantial evidence that President Donald Trump attempted to impede the investigations of Michael Flynn and Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, including by firing FBI Director James Comey.

Volunteer Victories: The Team Internet Texting Squad

Team Internet — a grassroots network of Network Neutrality activists — pulled out all the stops to try to stop Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai from being reconfirmed.

Rep Blackburn announces bid for Tennessee Senate seat

House Communications Subcommittee Chair Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) will run for Senate in 2018, making her the likely front-runner to fill the seat of retiring Sen Bob Corker (R-TN).

Statement Of Commissioner Brendan Carr On Additional Staff Appointments

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr announced the appointment of Drema Johnson as Confidential Assistant in his office, and the departure of Natalie Martinez, who served as Acting Confidential Assistant since August 2017.

Senate Commerce Committee Recommends Redl to Full Senate

The Senate Commerce Committee has voted unanimously (by voice vote) to forward the nomination of David Redl to the full Senate for a vote.

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel Announces Staff

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced the appointment of Travis Litman as Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Advisor, with primary responsibility for wireline and public safety issues.

Fight for the Future Targets Democratic Sens Who Voted for Pai

Fight for the Future is going after the four Democratic Sens who joined with Republican Sens in voting to confirm Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to another term at the FCC.

Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. Were Close to Being Charged With Felony Fraud

In the spring of 2012, Donald Trump’s two eldest children, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr., found themselves in a precarious legal position.

A deeper look at Silicon Valley’s long-term politics

[Commentary] To shed light on the motivations of the tech elite, I and my co-authors at Stanford Graduate School of Business, David Broockman and Neil Malhotra, released the findings from a political survey of over 600 tech company founders.