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'A Two-Tiered Society'

November 21, 2017

Twenty-three years ago, as Secretary of Labor, Common Cause National Chair Robert Reich warned of a coming threat to our democracy.

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Net Neutrality Is On the Chopping Block

November 21, 2017

If Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission gets his way, some of your favorite websites may be slowed to a crawl or even blocked entirely by your internet provider.

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"A Death Sentence for Local Media"

October 26, 2017

Mergers and acquisitions are all the rage in the telecommunications industry these days. And now the industry’s giants have joined forces to acquire the Federal Communications Commission.

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'I Will Not Be Complicit'

October 24, 2017

US Sen. Jeff Flake went to the Senate floor on Tuesday to deliver an extraordinary speech bemoaning the course of his party and the nation under President Trump.

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