Irene Monroe: Foolish for both Westboro and 2 Million Bikers to DC to think for a moment they could rise in Maya Angelou’s light.
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RJ Eskow: Encouraging more conservatives to engage in honorable debate may seem like an overly ambitious goal. But, hey, they got me to say something nice about the National Review, so anything’s possible.
Norman Solomon: A recent brief from the Obama administration to the nation’s top court “is unflinchingly hostile to the idea of the Supreme Court creating or finding protections for journalists.”
Joseph Palermo: We don’t need FCC rule changes that benefit giant corporations. We need an FCC that lives up to its original mission of protecting the public interest.
Lance Simmens: Attempts by O’Keefe and his cohorts to skew the nature of the conversations via selective editing are preempted by the fact that the entire conversation was captured by Fox as a defensive effort to protect his integrity. In this case, the punkers were punk’d.
Jon Zerolnick: So if Pai isn’t capable of being one of five voices making these decisions, I don’t know who is. And neither does Pai.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: The campaign has pushed the door open, now we all have to go through it and raise our voices louder than Comcast’s lobbyists to save the people’s internet.
Larry Wines: Sunday morning brings Candy Crowley’s “State of the Union,” one of CNN’s weekly contributions to the parade of sabbath gasbags. This week’s edition brought a teachable moment from a segment that was all heat and no light.
Jonathan David Farley: It is instructive to analyze some of the claims made in the Western media that Russia’s view of the developments in Ukraine is pure propaganda.
Sharon Kyle: Our democracy depends on Net Neutrality. We urge you to learn more about Net Neutrality by clicking “Save The Internet”
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: To ensure the Internet is open to all on an equal basis we must act now to prevent mega-corporations from destroying Internet Freedom
Tara Culp-Ressler: O’Reilly suggested that Beyoncé isn’t helping to address the “cultural deficits” in African American and poor white communities and is actually “part of the problem.”
Kevin Zeese: Under the “net neutrality turnaround” plan wealthy corporations will be able to purchase faster service, while those that cannot do so will have slower service.