Poor-Shaming 2.0

Poor-Shaming 2.0

Being poor means a life of sacrifices, frustrations, and constant struggle. So what is it about Republican officeholders that causes them to go out of their way to make life even harder for low-income people? GOP governors, Congress critters, and other officials are...
The Year of the Internet Voter

The Year of the Internet Voter

In the 1996 election it was the soccer mom. In 2004 it was the NASCAR dad. Could 2016 be the year of the Internet voter? The Internet has grown from a fad to an essential tool to a platform that’s catalyzed a growing political constituency. Pollsters have identified a...
Don’t Let This Cable Giant Stamp Out Democracy

Don’t Let This Cable Giant Stamp Out Democracy

Comcast’s gleaming tower soars over its hometown of Philadelphia. The cable giant’s presence in the city is palpable. You’d like to believe that the company would have a sense of what’s going on in its backyard — and what its neighbors need. But Comcast isn’t paying...
A Historic Victory for Net Neutrality

A Historic Victory for Net Neutrality

In the 10 years I’ve spent fighting for Internet freedom as a leader of Free Press, I’ve stood outside the Federal Communications Commission with a megaphone more times than I can count. I’ve led chants, waved signs, and criticized the agency for serving big companies...
Net Neutrality’s Biggest Deal Ever

Net Neutrality’s Biggest Deal Ever

One of the greatest public policy victories in decades is just around the corner. The issue? Net Neutrality — the principle that keeps Internet users in charge of their online experience. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has confirmed that he’ll base new Net Neutrality...