FCC Micromanagement Could "Blow Up" Planned Spectrum Auction
Does the federal government have too little on its plate these days, or too much? The American public is unequivocal on that question, with a record 60% telling Gallup that bureaucrats are wielding too much power. Only 7% say "too little."
Despite that ugly reality, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeks to increase its level of micromanagement over our telecommunications market. The auction of spectrum from television stations to wireless carriers is obviously long overdue, and ideally would improve service quality and speed within that growing market. Unfortunately, the FCC intends to limit participation in bidding on highly valuable low-frequency airwaves by excluding the largest and most successful carriers in many markets. As Bret Swanson observes at TechPolicyDaily…[more]
“90% of white ppl are nasty. #HATE THEM”
That was the racist April 29 tweet of James Edwards. Today, Edwards sits in a jail cell, charged with first-degree murder in the wanton shooting of Australian Chris Lane this week in Duncan, Oklahoma.
To date, Barack Obama has yet to interrupt a round of golf to proclaim as he did during the Trayvon Martin circus that, “If I had a son, he would look like James Edwards.” In fact, when asked about the murder at the daily White House press briefing, spokesman Josh Earnest replied, “I’m not familiar…
"Justice Sotomayor argues explicitly that Michigan’s voters would have been within their rights to, for example, lobby university authorities to adopt race-neutral admissions standards but that by adopting a constitutional amendment insisting on race neutrality, thereby transferring the decision from the education bureaucrats to the people themselves and their constitution, they 'changed the…[more]