Stuff We Wish We Wrote

Stop stealing New York kids' future

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 06, 2014, 8:48 AM
Today I will march along with thousands of other New York City public-school parents. We do so because we love the ideal of public education but are painfully…

Understanding Net(flix) Neutrality

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 03, 2014, 11:27 AM
Mr. Manne is executive director of the International Center for Law & Economics. If you happen to own a computer, television or other streaming device, you’ve…

Hazlett: Net Has Never Been Neutral and Shouldn't Be | Multichannel

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 03, 2014, 11:27 AM
Clemson Professor Tom Hazlett, one of the panelists for an Oct. 2 FCC net neutrality forum on the economics of broadband, provided a preview at a Hudson…

MediaFreedom Asks FCC Inspector General to Look into “Unusual Collaboration” of FCC Staff and Title II Activists

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 02, 2014, 4:11 PM
Dear Mr. Hunt, A recent story in the Washington Post (“Inside the collapse of the FCC’s digital infrastructure – and the rush to save it,” by Nancy Scola)…

Obama's Limitless Government

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 02, 2014, 12:37 PM
History will ill-serve Eric Holder if it does no more than echo the view common in the wake of his resignation that his tenure as Attorney General was…

Satellite Data: No Global Warming For Past 18 Years

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 02, 2014, 10:33 AM
Dr. John Christy, director of the University of Alabama/Huntsville’s Earth System Science Center, testifies before the Senate Committee on Environment and…

Conservatives say that net neutrality equates to government takeover of the Internet

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 02, 2014, 9:43 AM
More than 2.4 million people have signed letters calling on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to stop its proposed “takeover” of the Internet in an…

Liberals as Low Information Voters

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 01, 2014, 12:55 PM
For several years now we have heard much of the plague of “low information voters” — those legions of the supposedly ignorant who walk, clueless on the issues,…

Britons sign away first-born children for free Wi-Fi

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - September 30, 2014, 1:14 PM
London (AFP) - Several Britons agreed to give up their eldest child in return for the use of free wifi, in an experiment to highlight the dangers of public…

Five Things I Learned from 'Geek' Culture

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - September 29, 2014, 12:34 PM
You know how old I am? I’m so old I can remember when “geek” was still an insult. Today, of course, it’s a boast. It has become cool to be a geek, precisely…

Perhaps we could learn a broadband policy lesson from the Aussies

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - September 29, 2014, 10:32 AM
Having embarked in 2008 on a $40+ billion project to build fiber to nearly every home, Australia had the good sense to do a cost benefit analysis to see whether…

Google Kills Birds

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - September 26, 2014, 9:33 AM
Our headline has the virtue of being true—as we will explain—unlike Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt’s assertion this week that people who oppose…

Ezra Klein: Despite what the conservative media says, Obamacare is working great in the “real world” - Hot Air

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - September 26, 2014, 12:03 AM
From the moment liberal blogger Ezra Klein launched Vox as an “explanatory journalism” project, it has exemplified the prevailing conceits of the modern…

The Big Money Democrats

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - September 25, 2014, 8:45 AM
Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats have made a campaign fetish of denouncing the Koch brothers and other rich conservative donors for allegedly buying…

Leonardo DiCaprio Tells U.N. That Climate Change Crisis Is Now Beyond Personal Choices

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - September 24, 2014, 3:10 PM
During the United Nations Climate Action Summit at the U.N. headquarters in New York City on Tuesday, Leonardo DiCaprio — who was recently named the “Messenger…

Cisco engineer to FCC: 'The Internet is not a highway'

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - September 24, 2014, 12:50 PM
Before the turn of the century, the most common analogy employed by journalists and politicians to portray the breadth and bandwidth of the emerging Internet…

Charles C. W. Cooke - Robert Kennedy Jr., Aspiring Tyrant

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - September 24, 2014, 9:29 AM
Blissfully unaware of how hot the irony burned, Robert Kennedy Jr. yesterday took to a public protest to rail avidly in favor of censorship. The United States…

Ace of Spades HQ - Politico Needs You To Know That Lois Lerner Has Suffered Enough Already

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - September 24, 2014, 9:25 AM
Larry O’Connor: Lerner is allowed to pose a rhetorical question that Ms. Bade (and apparently her editors at Politico) cannot or refuse to answer for their

5 Ways ISIS Can Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - September 23, 2014, 3:57 PM
As ISIS continues to expand its operations in the Middle East, it is more urgent than ever for this group to enact sustainable policies that will have the least…

Twenty-Two Trillion and Nothing On

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - September 23, 2014, 3:28 PM
Sigh: But today the Census will almost certainly proclaim that around 14 percent of Americans are still poor. The present poverty rate is almost exactly the…
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