The almost universal reality that consumers generally have one or two choices for broadband access makes consideration of regulations such as Net Neutrality inevitable. We should also recognize that even if Net Neutrality is the fastest/easiest way to prevent corporate control of our internet access it isn’t the best approach long term.
School board races tend to fly under the radar and rarely do I see one candidate shine compared to their opponent but this is one of those times.
Jay Evensen arguing that Edward Snowden being in Russia lessens his credibility or that the NSA has a legitimate spying to do to protect us completely misses the point behind the Snowden leaks – which is that the NSA is systematically overstepping their bounds and going to great lengths to hide it from the very people charged with overseeing the agency.
When your car stops running the solution isn’t always to put gas in the gas tank. Likewise, funding our schools isn’t as straightforward as simply figuring out who should foot the bill.