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The Bush Crony Full-Employment Act of 2003 PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 07 October 2003 18:00
Every big new piece of legislation needs a catchy title to set it apart. And I think I’ve come up with a good one for the $87 billion. How about “The Bush Crony Full-Employment Act of 2003”? Now before you get up in arms, I’m for however much money our troops need to get the job done in Iraq and protect their own safety.

 
Why Ex-Cons Should Be Given the Vote PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 29 July 2003 18:00
Have you ever committed a felony? If you’ve ever written a lewd comment on a postcard, you have committed a felony (which is generally defined as a crime punishable by more than 365 days in prison). Or if you refused to register for the draft after turning 18, or knowingly misvalued the items in your suitcase, or smuggled an abortion pill from France, or taken a baseball bat to a mailbox.

 
Senate Committee Rebukes the FCC PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 July 2003 18:00
When the Federal Communications Commission voted June 2 to remove key restrictions on media consolidation, dissident Commissioner Michael Copps warned, “This Commission’s drive to loosen the rules and its reluctance to share its proposals with the people before we voted awoke a sleeping giant.

 
Visual Images and How We See the World PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 08 July 2003 18:00
Media critics often say that visual images trump words. The claim makes some sense: Pictures have major impacts on how we see the world. And we’re apt to pay less attention to photo captions or the voice-overs that accompany news footage on TV screens.

 
Rule Proposals Need Discussion, Coverage PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 13 May 2003 18:00
I have written to the Federal Communications Commission to urge Chairman Michael Powell and all other FCC commissioners to stop plans to end the critical safeguards that are designed to help ensure diversity of media ownership.

 
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