Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

FCC Chairman Pai Should Condemn Trump's Attacks on Free Speech

As President Donald Trump exploits his office to chill his critics’ speech at a nearly unprecedented level, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has a chance to be on the right side of history.

FCC Chair Ajit Pai's Silence on President Trump Tweets Speaks Volumes

President Donald Trump's war of words with the press escalated again when he suggested challenging, or revoking, the broadcasting licenses of stations that air network news programming.

President Trump's Tech Office Wants More Short-Term Talent

While key White House technology leadership positions remain unfilled, President Donald Trump’s technology office is looking for ways to bring business professionals into government for short-term projects.

President Trump to nominate Kelly's White House deputy as DHS secretary

The White House announced that President Donald Trump will nominate Kirstjen Nielsen to run the Department of Homeland Security.

Facebook's Sandberg meets with House leaders on Russia probe

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg met with House leaders on Capitol Hill to brief them on the social media platform’s investigation into alleged Russian use of the site to influence the 2016 presidential campaign.

President Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President is "Unraveling"

In recent days, I’ve spoken with a half dozen prominent Republicans and advisers to President Donald Trump, and they all describe a White House in crisis as advisers struggle to contain a president that seems to be increasingly unfocused and consu

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).