Charles Platt on FCC

I got this via the Politech list and it absolutely made my day. From Charles Platt. The FCC ruling pleases me in a way. Any shortsighted policy that discourages consumers from watching broadcast TV or raises the price of equipment for receiving broadcast TV is a step in the right direction from my point of […]


In his address to Congress in 1951, Douglas MacArthur said: “I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.” […]


What do you say when Republicans dominate tech-friendly votes, except that I’m glad that the party that makes the most economic sense is evolving to align with my views on technology as well. The article is by Declan, which means it is excellent. Now all we need is a tech-savvy president. Vote for Matt in […]

Interesting Article

Myth America 2002 By WILLIAM SAFIRE (from this morning’s NYTimes) LONDON Here are a handful of myths that cause what’s left of Europe’s left to misperceive U.S. foreign policy: Myth 1: America is temporarily dominated by self-serving isolationists who reject treaties designed by sensible Lilliputians to tie down the superpower Gulliver. Reality: In the past […]