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Drug Survey Reinforces Stereotypes, Misses Opportunity for Broader Empathy

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check out another opinion piece I wrote in Politic365: “Minority teens using drugs at higher rates.” That is the headline of a press release from the United States Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) about its findings from a survey of 67,500 youngsters between ages 12 to 25.  The study showed an increase in […]

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Politics of ‘No’ Not Likely to Prevail

Check out my opinion piece in today’s Enough already with all the puffery. It’s only November, and I am getting increasingly frustrated over what appears to be shaping up as quite a stalemate in the 112th Congress. With the lame duck session already underway, none of the controversial legislation on the docket looks remotely […]

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When progressives attack: Defending Bobby Rush against Color of Change

Wow, It has been less than 48 hours since I blogged about Netroots groups attacking those minority civil rights organizations that don’t agree with them on the network neutrality issue.  It looks like the chief minority-headed netroots group, Color of Change, has used the very same tactic  to go after Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL), an […]

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Net Neutrality advocates to dissenting Minority Organizations: “Father knows best”

How does the saying go? “Insanity is making the same mistake over and over again but expecting a different result.” I think I must be experiencing déjà vu because every few months as I peruse through my list of favorite news and tech sites, I discover a long-winded article written by a leader from one […]

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Can self-regulation alone of the Internet work?


I attended an event at the Brookings Institute in Washington, DC  on Monday which took on the question, “what should be the government’s role in Internet governance?”   The consensus was that self-regulation alone cannot work.  Customer input and response must be taken into account and considered as key drivers.   Further, the government has a […]

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Who Should be Time’s Person of the Year?

Is there any a question that the answer is Number 22 on the below list? The Candidates Julian Assange Glenn Beck David Cameron The Chilean Miners Arne Duncan Recep Tayyip Erdogan Jonathan Franzen Lady Gaga Robert Gates Tony Hayward Hu Jintao LeBron James Steve Jobs Hamid Karzai David and Charles Koch Liu Xiaobo Barack Obama […]

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New NTIA broadband adoption study confirms gaps based on race

The new NTIA report, Exploring the Digital Nation: Home Broadband Internet Adoption in the United States, was released this week and while the good news is that 64%  of U.S. households had broadband service at home as of October 2009, up from 51 percent in 2007, the bad, but not surprising, news is that minorities […]

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