Deregulation

Our Very Own West, Texas

On April 25 - Thursday evening - American icon and humble hero George W Bush took one small step for man, one slip-and-fall for humanity - as he re-entered a spotlight until-recently blissful to have been abandoned by him, for the dedication of his presidential library. Put aside for the moment that having an actual structure that houses things you read dedicated to him is like honouring Chris Christie with a gluten-free restaurant or naming a Bar Mitzvah after Vladimir Zhirinovsky. Hell, I half expected him to don his trusty flight suit and declare "all major combat operations over in Iraq", you know, just for the memories.

Bob The Businessman: An American Success Story

This is the story of Bob the Businessman who used his company's money to get the mayor and city council elected, and get the rules changed, and fund propaganda outlets that pushed for tax breaks for ... Bob the Businessman. This fable in no way is meant to make you think about the way that modern American corporations and the current American political system operate.

Zakaria's Right-Wing Wishlist 'No Labels' Infomercial

Who needs Fox when you've got CNN treating their audience to god-awful programming like Fareed Zakaria's Memo to the President: Road Map for Second Term? It's been airing on their network over the weekend, and it's nothing more than one more long

Comcast/NBC Merger Weakened U.S. Telecom Consumers

This is from "Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age", a book by Susan Crawford, a former adviser to Obama on science, technology and innovation issues. In this excerpt, she homes in on the monopoly extended