Laughable Indictment Could Actually Help Perry in 2016
Today, Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry had to suffer the indignity of turning himself into local law enforcement on absurd charges that he abused his office.
The upshot is that this whole politically motivated affair is very likely about to end without any further dents to Perry’s public image.
In fact, it might even help him.
The water cooler version is that the Democrat who runs the state’s Public Integrity Unit got mad that Perry vetoed funding after she served jail time for drunk driving and refused to resign. Apparently, an Austin-based grand jury thought that was enough to issue two felony indictments for abuse of power.
No serious person who has actually looked at Texas law thinks this will stand up in court. The case is so bad that even liberal pundits are taking…[more]
In recent days, the terms “Net Neutrality” and “Title II” have interspersed our national news cycle.
Most of the discussion, however, has occurred at the level of tech policy experts and political leaders inside the Beltway, rather than among the general public. As a result, even such undeniably learned opinion leaders as Yale Law graduate Michael Medved confess perplexity on the matter.
So what do they mean in everyday terms, and why should anyone beyond tech policy constellations care?
At their most foundational level, both terms relate to an…
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