Tech at Night: Trying a change of format. Long form Net Neutrality Update.
I’ve been grinding out Tech at Night here at RedState for four years as of this week. But I think it may be time for a change of format. It’s always been a link-centered post, where I accumulate links to interesting news and commentary, and then try to string it together with a narrative. It turns out that’s a lot of work for the amount of traffic I get.
So we’re going to try a new format. Instead of covering all the links equally, I’m going to pick one topic to write about more in depth, just trying to cover what the issue is, why it matters, and what I think is the right position. Then I’ll just throw in a bunch of interesting links at the end with little to no commentary at all.
Please, submit in the comments ideas for future topics. Doesn’t even have to be tech policy, it can be electronics news, video games, whatever you want. Please, ask me about Zelda 2 speedrunning if you like.
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Tags: Ajit Pai
, Fast Lanes
, George Soros
, Julius Genachowski
, Mike O'Rielly
, Net Neutrality
, Robert McChesney
, Tech at Night
, Telecommunications Act
, Title II Reclassification
, Tom Wheeler
Greatest Email EVER
Got this email this evening. It is my favorite email I have ever gotten. But this guy clearly does not speak Southern. Dear Erick, Love what you say…got a problem with your pronunciation. Tinder Tender Two different words, but you would pronounce them the same. Many words that have an “e” you pronounce as an “i”: Dimocrat Sinator Tind Consinsus Git Depind Intint Agin Avingers | Read More »
Why The White House Valued Bowe Bergdahl
A lot of wonderful people love their country and hate the military. – President William Jefferson Clinton In yet another effort to point people away from negative news, the Obama White House has hastily choreographed the heroic release of Bowe Bergdahl from the vile clutches of the Taliban. It backfired miserably because the Obama White House has no concept of what a typical American is | Read More »
Senator Chuck Schumer has no idea at ALL about what Thomas Jefferson said, wrote, or thought.
Oh, Chuck Schumer. “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute,” Mr. Schumer said. Funny: I think that Thomas Jefferson is even at this moment being gently but firmly dissuaded from manifesting on Earth with a large stick and an eye towards | Read More »
John McCain gets unfair criticism on Bergdahl swap
While we’ve been having fun chronicling the travails of the Obama administration as it tries to extricate itself from the observation deck of the Hindenburg that the ransoming of Bowe Bergdahl has become, it has also been amusing watching others who had put themselves out on a limb. Pat Leahey and Claire McCaskill are running like scalded dogs from their emphatic cheerleading for Obama on | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Worst Case Scenario: Bergdahl Willingly Aids Taliban Immediately After Desertion
Setting aside the awfulness of President Obama’s latest demonstration of breathless arrogance and recklessness in trading the release of five terrorist leaders from Guantanamo for the release of an American soldier who is looking more and more like a traitor in every sense of the word, this interview of Sgt. Evan Buetow — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s team leader the night he disappeared — by Jake | Read More »
Obama State Department Following Shariah Law Over U.S. Law in Denying Meriam’s Kids’ Citizenship?
The Obama Administration’s State Department has been dragging its heels, refusing to acknowledge that the children of the woman on death row in Sudan for her Christian faith are U.S. citizens.
Those two young American children – including a newborn infant – are imprisoned with their mother, Meriam Ibrahim. Their human rights are being violated on a daily basis, and the State Department’s response has been abysmal.
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The importance of partisanship
I’ve always been fascinated by people who claim to detest politics – an extremely common proclamation at dinner-table conversations – but nevertheless support Big Government in all of its activist bloat. A related bafflement involves people who complain endlessly about bitter partisan politics and “gridlock” when the government consumes or controls so much of American life. If you want a huge, dominant central government, then | Read More »
White House accuses Bergdahl’s former comrades of “swift boating”
Looking around for some way to staunch the political hemorrhage caused by the ransoming of alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl by releasing five Taliban chieftains, the White House is doing what it does when under threat. It is identifying an enemy and setting about to destroy them. We’ve seen this before with the attacks on “the 1%” and the demonization of private citizens like the Koch | Read More »
Filling in for Rush Limbaugh
I’m filling in for Rush Limbaugh today starting at noon eastern. I’ve been on a vacation of sorts, at least from radio, so I have lots to talk about. You can listen at RushLimbaugh.com or go to wsbradio.com, where my show is, to listen.
Thad Cochran is Wasting GOP Resources by not Conceding
Conventional wisdom is descending on the McDaniel vs. Cochran run-off that was kicked off last night when neither candidate pulled in over 50% of the votes in the Mississippi primary. The wisdom goes something like this: Cochran is a safe bet with high name ID in Mississippi and therefore will be able to spend his energy and resources fighting back against a lesser known Democrat | Read More »
Obama dumbfounded that country is not euphoric over Bergdahl’s release
From the very beginning, the Obama administration’s scheme to gain the release of Bowe Bergdahl had more to do with electoral politics than it had to do with any humanitarian impulses on the part of Obama and his henchmen. Two years ago Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings writing in America’s Last Prisoner of War noted that political calculations were first and foremost in the mind | Read More »
What Do Last Night’s Primaries Mean for the GOP?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by David Harsanyi to discuss last night’s primary elections in Mississippi and Iowa, what these battles mean for the GOP and if Republicans will settle on Marco Rubio as the middle ground guy for 2016.
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Unaccountable UAW Bosses Avoid Secret-Ballot Vote In Order To Hit Members With A 25% Dues Hike
After dumping up to $5 million on the failed effort to unionize workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant—and untold millions more on the efforts to unionize other ‘transnationals’ in the U.S.—as expected, United Auto Workers’ bosses got their way on Tuesday by getting UAW convention delegates in Detroit to pass a 25% dues hike on the UAW’s 390,000 members. However, in a move that holds UAW | Read More »
Impeachment and Coups
Barack Obama is not a stupid man. One does not win the Presidency twice by being stupid. Looking at all of his foreign policy and national security blunders and pronouncements, I think there is only one rationale way to explain his foreign and national security policy without relying on him being stupid. Barack Obama has decided the best way to make the world a safer | Read More »