A User’s Guide to the Video Wars

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Over the next year or so, there will be skirmishes in Congress about video regulations.  On the surface, they may sound technical – men wearing ties will bandy about terms like “compulsory license” and “local-into-local” – and it will be very easy to ignore the whole thing. But there are giants moving on the face [...]

FISA stall tactics

I’m trying to figure out what happened to FISA today. There was supposed to be a debate and vote today, with some kind of deal with the Democrats (see opencongress.org) to consider amendments. Those amendments the Republicans thought didn’t have a chance even within the Democratic members would be subject to a simple majority vote. [...]