Border Issue: Spectrum

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) this week highlighted a very important border issue: spectrum. In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Schumer pointed out that ongoing deliberations in Congress regarding a possible re-purposing of 120 MHz of television broadcast spectrum for wireless use could have significant consequences for broadcasters...

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Commission Doesn’t “Like” China’s Social Media Record

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China held a hearing on Capitol Hill to scrutinize human rights and trade concerns with China’s censorship of the Internet and new media platforms. Among the panelists called to testify by Commission Chairman Christopher Smith (R-NJ) was Pastor John Zhang, who was imprisoned after the 1989 Tiananmen Square...

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Senators to HHS: Why Not Religious Organization?

Led by Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Marco Rubio (R-FL), a total of 27 Senators co-signed a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius requesting an explanation for her department’s action to decline a grant to a religious organization. Earlier this fall, the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement...

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House Panel Approves FCC Reform Bills

The Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee approved two bills aimed at improving FCC operations by “increasing transparency, predictability, and consistency,” according to a committee statement. Among other reforms, Chairman Greg Walden’s (R-OR) FCC Process Reform Act (H.R. 3309) ...

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Doctrine Denier

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Beware the Legal Riptide

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Ranting Has Its Limits

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Norway: Why Labels Matter

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Free Speech as a House

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The Invisible Revolution

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Media Future: The Narrow Gate

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Israel: Where History Is Our Future

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Staying in Ephesus

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The Uncharitable Impulse

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Terror and the Limits of Liberty

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Apple/Free Speech: Iceberg Ahead

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