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States in Crisis: 46 out of 50 States are virtually Bankrupt.

Dire Straits’ song “Money for Nothing” reflects the sentiments of a frustrated blue collar worker who is peeved at the artists he sees on MTV dancing, singing, wearing makeup and looking pretty, essentially getting “money for nothing and their chicks for free.” The song sums up the frustration of some over government workers who they […]

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New SBA Loan Programs Target Minorities, Underserved

Here’s a piece I did for The Small Business Administration recently announced that it is launching two new loan programs to help small businesses, particularly those in underserved, low income and urban communities, hardest hit by the slump in the economy.  Acknowledging that many minority groups were disproportionately affected by the recession, the SBA […]

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Could the DREAM ACT be used as a Tool for Returning Undocumented Immigrants to their Homes?

President Obama recently said that one of his regrets of his first two years in office was not being able to get the DREAM Act passed.  The bill which would create a path to citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants failed in a 55-41 vote in the Senate last week, thereby killing it in Congress […]

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FCC’s New Internet Regulations Reflect an Imperfect Compromise

From my post analyzing the FCC’s net neutrality decision: It appears no one is happy with the rules ultimately adopted — not the progressive netroots groups who have been pushing the hardest for strict network neutrality rules; not conservative watchdog groups who have been warning the FCC against imposing extraneous government oversight on the […]

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Jack Bauer Interrogates Santa Claus

Merry Christmas! Here’s a quasi-dark but fun satirical video spoof. Enjoy! Jeneba “JJ Ghatt”,is editor at, an online hub where she helps social media butterfly who empowers digital entrepreneurs and professionals to create great things online at her online learning platform Digital Publishing Academy.  She is an editor of tech blog and founded the annual 200 […]

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Less Strict Wireless Network Neutrality Rules shouldn’t mean anything to Minorities

It was interesting to note so many network neutrality supporters yesterday who were upset the rules did not go far enough to extend to wireless and later read them lamented about how the rules will harm minorities first and foremost. Representative Maxine Waters came out this morning saying that the rule could create a digital […]

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The Man Who Wrote the Broadband Book Debates the Man with the Broadband Plan

There is a very interesting debate going on between analyst Craig Settles and Blair Levin, the architecture of the National Broadband plan on the future and application of the Plan. Levin’s reply to a post from Craig, inserted in the posting below, was rebutted by Craig on GigaOm last week.  Check it out . Start here with […]

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Field Trip to a historic vote on Open Internet at the FCC

I went down to the FCC today to be part of the vote.  I arrived a just in the nick of time to an already full to capacity room. Because I was covering the event for Politc365, I got one of a few plum spots in the reporters’ gallery. Score! I spotted GiGi Sohn, President […]

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Senator Coburn’s Wastebook 2010 reveals wasteful government spending

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) today released a new oversight report, “Wastebook 2010” that highlights some of the most egregious examples of government waste in 2010. “As 2010 ends, millions of Americans are still struggling to find work. Even those lucky enough to have jobs have had to tighten their belts. […]

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Digital Divide is a Matter of Income

Children using home computer

New York Times is reporting: Household income is the greatest predictor of Internet use for Americans, according to a recent study by the Pew Research Center. In both their access to and use of the Internet and a suite of other technological devices and applications, ho useholds earning more than $75,000 a year significantly outpace […]

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