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  • Monthly Archives: August 2008

    Blogger Freedom Reaffirmed

    Bloggers and web site operators may support, oppose, link to, and work cooperatively with federal political candidates. This freedom was reaffirmed when the newly re-constituted Federal Election Commission released its first two enforcement cases August 12. The Commission’s refusal to regulate blogging and internet sites is not new, but it … More

    McDowell on Fairness and Neutrality

    This morning’s Drudge Report features the stories everyone is talking about today, with reports on U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps winning another couple of gold medals, the latest on the Russia-Georgia war, and — of course — FCC commissioner Robert McDowell on threat of the Fairness Doctrine and net neutrality regulation. … More

    Morning Bell: Faith and Liberty

    The Olympic Games got off to a solemn start last Saturday after a member of the U.S. men’s volleyball team lost a relative who was fatally stabbed while  touring Beijing. Compounding the tragedy, the U.S. team had to scramble to obtain official Chinese permission to bring an English-fluent chaplain to … More

    Tankosphere Today: Aug. 13, 2008

    Federal Worker Pay Blasts Off – Cato-at-Liberty Newly released data show that federal employee wages and benefits continue a rapid ascent above and beyond private sector pay levels. The data was released last week by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. (See tables 6.2, 6.3, 6.5, and 6.6)… Nuclear Cheese from … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    The one bright spot in the American economy continues to be the growth in U.S. exports. The Chicago Tribune reports today: The economy is chugging along on the strength of foreign demand, even as many Americans cut back on basic purchases outside of food and fuel. That was the message … More

    Will Voluntary Collaboration or Government Regulation Be the Future of the Internet?

    Early this month, in a precedent setting decision, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3 -2 to uphold a complaint against Comcast for managing its customers internet traffic needs by slowing the internet service of some customers who heavily use peer-to-peer file sharing software. The action was the first time the … More

    Fact Checking Friedman

    Thomas Friedman continued his one man assault on the realities of world’s energy sector today. As part of a much larger attack on John McCain for missing some votes on energy legislation, Friedman writes: Both the wind and solar industries depend on these credits — which expire in December — … More

    Morning Bell: Why Georgia Matters

    Details on the current state of Russia’s invasion of Georgia are still hard to verify at this point. The last 12 hours have seen news of both a claim by Russia that it has stopped the violence, but also many reports that Russian forces continue to push deep into Georgia … More

    McCain's Energy Plan: The Good, The Bad and Some Ugly

    Last week I ran though Senator Barack Obama’s “New Energy for America” plan. (You can find his plan here and my analysis here.) Now it’s the other presidential hopeful’s turn. Senator McCain’s energy plan, called The Lexington Project – “named for the town where Americans asserted their independence once before,” … More

    Tankosphere Today: Aug. 12, 2008

    Broadband Fear-Mongering… Again – OpenMarket.org Back in June, I reported on a bandwidth scare – a report suggesting that the US is lagging in broadband deployment. In the post, I argued that the numbers were a bit trumped-up and that the real culprits behind sagging broadband growth were local franchising… … More