Government & Communications

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

‘Crazed lunatics’: President Trump again attacks the news media as ‘the enemy of the people’

President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack on the news media, writing in tweets that it consists of many “crazed lunatics,” and he again invoked the derogatory term “enemy of the people.” “With all of the success that our Country is having, in

In High-Tech Cities, No More Potholes, but What About Privacy?

Hundreds of cities, large and small, have adopted or begun planning smart cities projects. But the risks are daunting.

As New Year’s Eve Ball Drops, the Free Press Gets a Moment in the Spotlight

Television viewers on New Year’s Eve tune in for performances by the latest hitmakers and nostalgia acts.

A year of unprecedented deception: President Trump averaged 15 false claims a day in 2018

When 2018 began, the President Donald Trump had made 1,989 false and misleading claims, according to The Fact Checker’s database, which tracks every suspect statement uttered by the President.

Dozens of journalists were murdered in 2018. This is a crisis of press freedom.

In a year-end report, the Committee to Protect Journalists counted 53 journalists killed between Jan 1 and Dec 14, including 34 targeted in reprisal for their work — nearly double the 18 such murders it recorded in 2017. The growing number of jour

Muni Broadband’s Ominous Threat to the First Amendment

As a staunch supporter of limited government and free speech, I have regularly objected to government attempts to own and control the nation’s communications networks. I have been a staunch critic of government projects to build and operate broadb

Commissioner Rosenworcel Remarks at Pew Broadband Mapping Event

According to the Federal Communications Commission’s last-published report, 24 million Americans lack access to high-speed internet service, with 19 million of them in rural areas.

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018 honours journalists

Four different Time covers feature journalists from around the world.

Chairman Pai's Response to various Members of Congress Regarding Broadband Mapping

On Sept 13, 2018, Sens Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to encourage the FCC to improve the National Broadband Map "by using consumer-reported data to increase the ac

Millions Of Comments About The FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Were Fake. Now The Feds Are Investigating.

According to unnamed sources, the Justice Department is investigating whether crimes were committed when potentially millions of people’s identities were posted to the Federal Communications Commission’s website without their permission, falsely a