Posts by Amy Miller  (Page 60)
 

Aereo’s Last Stand

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Posted by    Friday, July 11, 2014 at 8:30am 7/11/2014 at 8:30am

Bloomberg reports that the executives of Aereo, Inc., are exploring ways to continue offering their streaming service by operating more like a cable TV provider. The startup’s owners s...

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When it Comes to Voter ID, Ageism is the New Racism

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Posted by    Monday, July 7, 2014 at 1:37pm 7/7/2014 at 1:37pm

Via the New York Times:

…lawyers for seven college students and three voter-registration advocates are making the novel constitutional argument that...

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“All Kids Can Learn,” and Charter Schools are Raising the Bar

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Posted by    Monday, July 7, 2014 at 11:15am 7/7/2014 at 11:15am

The latest series of polling data suggests that support for school choice in America is on the rise. A 2013 Luntz Global Public Opinion Survey (via National School Choice Week) showed that a majority of Americans fully support having more flexibility and more choice in their child’s education:

  • Public support for school...
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Welcome to the Border Crisis, Mr. Congressman

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Posted by    Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 7:02pm 7/6/2014 at 7:02pm

Via Fox News:

The Department of Health and Human Services is allowing members of Congress to visit a Texas immigration detention center amid growing concerns about access to such facilities housing the recent surge of children who have illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.

The tour is scheduled to take place Tuesday morning. The...

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Revenge of the Gipper: Reagan best, Obama worst president since WWII

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Posted by    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11:30am 7/3/2014 at 11:30am

A Quinnipiac University National Poll released today confirms what conservatives across the country have known since 2008: that Barack Obama is a dreadful president. Via Quinnipiac University:

President Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, 33 percent of American voters say in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today....

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Major Networks go quiet on VA Scandal

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 8:30am 7/2/2014 at 8:30am
*Graphic courtesy of the Media Research Center

This past April, a whistleblower at the VA Medical Center in Phoenix revealed to the world that agency officials were falsifying their wait lists in exchange for bigger bonuses and the appearance of efficiency. The scandal gave birth to a flurry of media activity, and...

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Hobby Lobby wins in 5-4 decision over Obamacare contraception mandate

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:55am 6/30/2014 at 10:55am

Note: this post has been updated.

The Supreme Court just handed down a decision in the blockbuster Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case, setting new–if narrow–precedent governing how much control government has over religious exercise in America.

In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that a closely held corporation cannot be required to...

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Grassroots innovation still matters in a world gone digital

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Posted by    Friday, June 27, 2014 at 6:01pm 6/27/2014 at 6:01pm

It’s time for Republicans to step up their ground game.

In 2010, nobody doubted that the key to victory was the enormous amount of grassroots support given to candidates like Ted Cruz, who came from behind to whollop well-funded incumbents in important statewide races. In 2012, enthusiasm waned in the wake...

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SCOTUS: Your NLRB Recess Appointments are Invalid, Mr. President

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Posted by    Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 12:40pm 6/26/2014 at 12:40pm

Last year, Noel Canning asked the Supreme Court to determine the validity of President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. Those appointments went through during a very short recess that occurred between two pro forma sessions of the United States Senate. Canning argued that the 3 day recess...

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SCOTUS: Aereo Streaming Service Violates Copyright Law

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 4:30pm 6/25/2014 at 4:30pm

Aereo is a video streaming service that allows subscribers (at around $8/month) to view live, over-the-air programming via the internet. The service also includes DVR-like capabilities, allowing for the recording of live programming to be watched later. Shortly after Aereo’s launch last year, other television providers (think major networks) sued, claiming...

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Gallup Poll: Younger, unhealthier Americans make up majority of newly insured

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 1:00pm 6/25/2014 at 1:00pm

According to a report* recently released by Gallup, 5% of Americans are newly insured under the terms of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA.)

Of that 5%, 2.8% of the newly insured were enrolled via the health care exchanges. Although experts (and the media) are split as to whether...

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#RaiseTheWage Campaign Ignores Economic Reality

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 8:30am 6/24/2014 at 8:30am

The White House is taking to Twitter in its appeal for an increase in the federal minimum wage. On Monday, the @WhiteHouse Twitter account posted a graphic touting their “#RaiseTheWage” campaign:

Unfortunately, the proposed minimum wage raise could come at enormous cost.

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