Heritage Foundation VP: Environmental Regulation Reduces Freedom
In the CPAC15 panel Climate: What Tom Steyer Won't Tell You, Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute alleged that environmental radicals have a deeper, more sinister agenda: to fundamentally change the economic structure of the United States. I asked the moderator of the panel, Heritage Foundation Vice President of External Affairs Becky Dunlop Norton, if she agreed. 2/26/15
CPAC15: Sen. Jeff Sessions Press Conference (FULL)
At CPAC15, Breitbart News hosted Sen. Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) press conference, where reporters largely asked about immigration, funding for the Department of Homeland Security, and international trade treaties like the Trans Pacific Partnership. I asked Sessions whether he trusted Obama to give him trade promotional authority for the TPP, given the senator's stance on immigration in the DHS funding showdown.
CPAC15: Climate Panel: What Tom Steyer Won't Tell You
At the CPAC 15 Climate Panel, participants criticized EPA regulation as job-killing and climate change as a false threat. Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute suggested that there is a much more sinister agenda behind environmentalism...
CPAC15: How Schools & Universities Are Failing to Teach Kids
A panel from the Conservative Political Action Conference: February 26, 2015. Panelists included Annie Hsiao of the Charles Koch Institute, Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review, Patrick Wolf of University of Arkansas. Moderator: Michael Poliakoff of American Council of Trustees and Alumni.
Lawrence Lessig: We Must Be Willing to Put Our Bodies on the Line
At a DC screening of "Killswitch," Lawrence Lessig connected the dots between internet freedom and our democracy under attack by money in politics. I talk to him about what it will take to wake up society to this threat, and the role of civil disobedience in the fight.
"Killswitch" Screening: Lawrence Lessig Q & A
After the DC screening of the net neutrality doc "Killswitch," Lawrence Lessig takes questions on net neutrality, internet freedom, and money in politics. Participants included Craig Aaron of FreePress.net and Medea Benjamin of Code Pink.
Lawrence Lessig Connects Dots Between Internet Freedom and Democracy
After the DC screening of "Killswitch," Lawrence Lessig, Harvard professor and founder of Rootstrikers, gave a powerpoint presentation connecting the dots between internet equality and voting equality. He discussed Aaron Swartz, "Tweedism," and money in politics.
Alan Grayson: DHS Funding Lapse Means "Bye, Bye, Boehner"
At a DC screening of "Killswitch," I talk to Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL 9) about net neutrality and the impending shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security by a Republican Congress intent on gutting President Obama's executive orders on immigration.
Alan Grayson Praises Net Neutrality Activist Aaron Swartz
In his intro for the DC screening of the documentary "Killswitch," Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL 9) talked at length about Reddit founder and internet activist Aaron Swartz. Swartz organized the successful global protest of the anti-piracy SOPA legislation, and as a consequence was targeted for prosecution by the federal government. Facing tens of thousands of dollars in mounting legal fees and potentially decades in jail, he killed himself. "Killswitch" looks at the sacrifices mad
House Dem to Renew Push for Constitutional Amendment
I talk with Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI 2) about H.J. Res 25, a measure he co-sponsored with Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN 5) to explicitly guarantee the right to vote in the Constitution. The amendment would put the onus on the states to prove that no harm is done to voters in voting laws, rather than the current situation where voters must prove harm done to them. Progressive Congress, Philadelphia: 2/7/15.