Interesting News From Elsewhere

Weekend Links:

  • Rep. Grayson (from Florida!) helps Rep. Broun learn what a bill of attainder is (video) and the constitutionality of such a bill.
  • FiveThirtyEight explains why USPS is not an inefficient government organization (it is one of my favorite government programs, even after reading Jonathan Franzen’s “Lost in the Mail” from the New Yorker and How to Be Alone).
  • The FCC is going to begin hearings about net neutrality (Wikipedia). For those who don’t know, net neutrality basically boils down to: Can network providers give favored access to some customers and some websites over others? The network providers say yes. Lots of other people say no.
  • Ilya Somin, a law professor from George Mason University, analyzes the Obama Administration’s memo regarding medical marijuana. Looks again like empty gestures touted as fulfilling promises from this administration.

About Sylvia Fredericks

Second-Year MPA student at the La Follette School for Public Affairs (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
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