Break the Internet

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In just days, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote to end net neutrality—breaking the fundamental principle of the open Internet. If you are concerned, and do not want your ability to surf the Internet to be held hostage by your Internet … Continue reading → Uncategorized Break the Internet Net Neutrality

High-Level Government Jobs - Pay Relative Peanuts, But Gives Access to Revolving Door

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the Obama Administration LeBlanc headed the Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau. Even in a high-level government post, you make peanuts. Relatively speaking. But that gives you access to The Revolving Door. And, is your expertise is legal, some law firm will benefit greatly. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Boies Schiller (yes, that one founded by iconic David Boies ) has hired Travis LeBlanc.


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Famous Speech Friday: Shirley Chisholm's 1972 contested debate time

The Eloquent Woman

Tom Asher filed a protest on my behalf with the Federal Communications Commission, citing section 315 of the Federal Communications Act, which says that if any broadcasting station permits itself to be used by any legally qualified candidate for an office, it must permit equal opportunities to all other candidates.

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Net Neutrality in Play - Tina Pelkey Spokesperson for FCC's Ajit Pai

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Last April, the new head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - Ajit Pai - went on record as supporting the ISPs. As Kevin McCauley reports on , Pelkey had previously been the senior vice president of GOP communications firm the Black Rock Group. "Net Neutrality" is being threatened. Blown up by the Trump Administration could be regulations mandating Internet Service Providers (ISPs) treat all data and all customers equally. 

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Famous Speech Friday: Aimee Semple McPherson's speech in a speakeasy

The Eloquent Woman

A pioneer in what we now call televangelism, using radio and film to spread her preaching, Aimee Semple McPherson was the first woman granted a license by the Federal Communications Commission, earning her the nickname "Our Lady of the Loudspeaker" from writer Dorothy Parker.