Note to SCOTUS: Section 230 is an Acknowledgement of Reality, Not a “Liability Shield”

The US Supreme Court has agreed, in its coming session, to hear an appeal in the case of Gonzalez v. Google. The case deals with one aspect of “the 26 words that created the Internet” — Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. As is usually the case when Section 230 comes up, the pundit-media industrial … Continue reading Note to SCOTUS: Section 230 is an Acknowledgement of Reality, Not a “Liability Shield”

Imperial Delusion is the Enemy of Peace and Prosperity

As Russia’s war in Ukraine drags into its eighth month, the European Union scrambles for energy to heat its homes and power its industry in the coming winter, the US and China continue to rattle sabers at each other over Taiwan, and smaller actual and potential conflicts rage around the world, it seems like a good time to take stock of two old, busted, worn-out terms: “American hegemony” and “unipolar world.”

Joe Biden’s Battle is a Fascist versus Fascist Cage Match

“What we’re seeing now is either the beginning or the death knell of an extreme MAGA philosophy,” US president Joe Biden warned on August 25. “It’s not just Trump, it’s the entire philosophy that underpins the — I’m going to say something — it’s like semi-fascism.” A week later, in Philadelphia, he expanded on his … Continue reading Joe Biden’s Battle for “the Soul of This Nation” is a Fascist versus Fascist Cage Match

“Net Neutrality” is Back. It’s Still a Corporate Welfare Scam and Internet Censorship Enabling Act.

On July 28, US Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), along with US Representative Doris Matsui (D-HI) introduced a bill to reclassify Internet Service Providers from Title I “information services” to Title II  “common carrier services.” Why this bill? Because the term “Net Neutrality” polls well among those who don’t bother to look into the details.