Jason Rosenbaum

About Me:
Writer, musician, activist. Currently consulting for Bill Halter for U.S. Senate and a fellow at the New Organizing Institute.
About Me:
Writer, musician, activist. Currently consulting for Bill Halter for U.S. Senate and a fellow at the New Organizing Institute.

Are Julius Genachowski and the FCC running out the clock to avoid protecting the Internet?

By: Thursday July 15, 2010 6:00 am

I got a call yesterday from a telecommunications lobbyist who had an interesting and very plausible theory regarding the handling of the decision on net neutrality: What if Julius Genachowski, chairman of the FCC, is simply running out the clock?

McGovern, Pingree Want More “Nation Building” at Home, Less in Afghanistan

By: Wednesday June 30, 2010 2:00 pm

Today on a call with reporters and bloggers, Representatives McGovern (D-MA) and Pingree (D-ME) made it crystal clear that not only is the war in Afghanistan not making us safer, it’s truly hampering efforts to get this country back on track.

Repeatedly, Pingree and McGovern related how when it comes to domestic priorities like jobs, unemployment insurance and aid to states, the arguments they’re having with their colleagues in the House of Representatives center on spending, the deficit and the seemingly all-important question, “How are you going to pay for it?” But when it comes to the war, there’s no such debate. As Representative McGovern put it bluntly:

We’re going bankrupt, we can’t extend unemployment insurance, but when it comes to Karzai, we’re a bottomless pit.

House Passes DISCLOSE Act

By: Thursday June 24, 2010 2:15 pm

By a vote of 219-206, the DISCLOSE campaign finance disclosure bill just passed the House of Representatives.

Breaking: Gen. McChrystal Has [update: Offered to] Resign, Say Reports

By: Tuesday June 22, 2010 2:15 pm

Under withering criticism after a set of bad judgments and making it crystal clear that he doesn’t fundamentally agree with winding down the Afghanistan war in any real way, CNN and Joe Klein is reporting the Gen. McChrystal has resigned: Gen. Stanley McChrystal has submitted his resignation, Time magazine’s Joe Klein told CNN, citing an [...]

AR Sen: Numbers Show Decreased Turnout Hurt Halter More Than Lincoln

By: Monday June 21, 2010 1:40 pm

A lot has been said and I’m sure a lot more will be said on the primary challenge Bill Halter mounted against Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas, a primary challenge I was glad to help work on. In the lessons learned category, I recommend Jane’s post, which goes through a history of intentional primary challenges we often forget and gives an overview of what outside groups can learn when engaging in these tactics.

In trying to identify exactly what went on in Arkansas I’ve been taking a close look at the numbers and I’ve come to a few conclusions. I’ll lay out the full set of numbers here as well so folks can draw their own.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Paul Rogat Loeb, Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times

By: Sunday June 13, 2010 2:00 pm

I’m suffering from a dashing of hope these days, and Paul Roget Loeb’s book Soul of a Citizen just might help me recover.

President Obama and Democrats in Congress have accomplished some truly amazing things. The economic recovery package, health reform, Wall Street reform – all of these things are big f*cking deals. And yet, I and many others are still feeling betrayed – the economic recovery wasn’t big enough, health care reform by all rights should have been much more progressive, and Wall Street reform doesn’t nearly go far enough. Why the feeling of betrayal? Because we were promised so much more than just “reform.” President Obama promised this country transformational change. And we have not been given transformational change.

In Move to Protect Net Neutrality, FCC Proposes Reclassification of Broadband

By: Thursday May 6, 2010 6:49 pm

In an exciting breakthrough, the FCC is set to reclassify broadband services in a manner that will protect net neutrality.

Decision Time at the FCC: Latest Report Points to Protection of Net Neutrality

By: Wednesday May 5, 2010 6:26 pm

The Wall Street Journal says that the FCC will move to reclassify broadband services to give them a greater ability to regulate in that space, protecting their intentions to reinforce net neutrality and transform broadband access for the 21st century. . . but there is still plenty of time for them to screw it up.

Obama Administration to Break Promise, Cave to Telecoms, Leave Internet Unprotected?

By: Monday May 3, 2010 11:45 am

In early April, a federal court stripped the FCC of its power to regulate the Internet. Now it seems the Obama administration is considering doing nothing in response, giving power over our Internet to the greedy phone and cable companies. To understand how we got to this infuriating juncture we need a bit of a [...]

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