Lincoln: A cautionary tale that tries to be important
Video: Steven Spielberg’s ambitious portrayal of Abraham Lincoln tries to peer deeply into the man who has the 16th president.
Orca aground: Romney’s high-tech ‘Get Out the Vote’ failure
The system called Orca was supposed to help campaign volunteers locate voters who needed motivation to get them to the polls, but instead those valuable campaign resources sat idle.
Election 2012 is new social media era of hashtags, likes and tweets
As with everything else touched by the Internet, political campaigns have clearly become bigger, faster and more flexible, but it remains to be seen how much better that makes them.
FCC blocks new cell phone
Last month my Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the LightSquared Network through the lens of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) process, which left a private company bankrupt.
The origins of the ‘Obama phone’
The number of people receiving assistance has skyrocketed. Nationwide, it is estimated that the Lifeline Assistance program grew 43 percent to 16.5 million participants from 11.5 million in 2011.
‘Innocence of Muslims’ producer arrested for probation violations
We were quickly assured this was not actually a politically-motivated arrest of Nakoula, but now he has been arrested, and dragged into U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
Protecting freedom of speech, 140 characters at a time
Last week’s Tweet-a-thon involving Libya, Cairo, the Muslim Brotherhood, Romney, Obama and a low-budget film should increase our determination to vigorously protect freedom of speech.
Manufacturing e-credibility: online ‘crowds’ inflated by marketers
The Internet makes manufacturing credibility very easy. There aren’t any barriers to entry, the cost of doing business is low, instant results are virtually guaranteed. Ask how Obama acquired 18 million Twitter followers.
Romney-Ryan ticket wants to keep government regulators off the Internet
Obama’s hostile business environment has provoked a dangerous level of outsourcing and capital flight.
Internet streaming of TV shows shakes cable TV, satellite industries
The big players have lined up lobbyists to plead their cases, the first hearings have been held and consumers should be on notice: At stake are the hugely popular TV series available on streaming video via the Internet.
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