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    Next Bailout: Liberal Media?

    Over the past few months,  we’ve seen a seemingly endless parade of bailouts from Washington — for banks, for automobiles, and just about everything else.    Today,  Congress may be voting on yet another bailout — this time for liberal media.   This afternoon, the Senate is expected to take up a … More

    Does Obama Oppose the Fairness Doctrine?

    If so, give credit where credit is due. White House spokesman Ben LaBolt told FOXNews.com, As the president stated during the campaign, he does not believe the Fairness Doctrine should be reinstated.” The full story is here. For very good analysis of The Fairness Doctrine, see here and here.

    Morning Bell: The Stealth Plan to Silence Rush

    Does President Barack Obama believe that the greatest threat to progress resides in Rush Limbaugh? Earlier this week while trying to sell his Trillion Dollar Debt Plan to Republican leaders, Obama said, “You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done.” Thankfully House Republicans listened to the hundreds … More

    Morning Bell: Fairness Doctrine 2.0

    After the Democratic Party took control of Congress in 2006, experts predicted the federal government was sure to pass “comprehensive” immigration reform. The new liberal majorities in the House and Senate wanted it, the mainstream media wanted it, a Republican president wanted it, and the eventual nominee of Republican Party … More

    Fairness Doctrine Is Just the Beginning

    As Reason‘s Jesse Walker notes, the Barack Obama campaign has publicly promised not to reimpose the Fairness Doctrine on broadcaster. We look forward to helping make sure Obama keeps that promise. Unfortunately, the Fairness Doctrine is just the beginning of Obama’s speech regulating agenda: There’s a host of other broadcast … More

    Fairness Doctrine Rears Its Head Again

    Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) went on the Jim Villanucci Show on Tuesday and lauded the “more intelligent level” of public discussion that the Fairness Doctrine fostered in decades past. Bingaman obviously doesn’t believe the Fairness Doctrine gives Americans a raw deal. Hear it for yourself below. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veF2KNlHW6w[/youtube]

    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

    Mega Dittos, Rush!!!

    Today is the 20th anniversary of Rush Limbaugh’s national radio show. Rush can be heard on over 600 radio stations and gets more than 14 million listeners every week. This week, Human Events, has been paying tribute to Rush with essays from major conservative luminaries with titles like Empowerer of … More