Posted on Jun 20, 2018

BREAKING: California Net Neutrality Bill Gutted in Committee

Posted in Culture, Media, Politics

In an appalling turn of events today, California’s net neutrality protection bill, SB-822, got gutted in committee. SB-822 would have been the most comprehensive attempt at net neutrality legislation yet passed, and had already cleared hurdles in the California State Senate. But this week, Los Angeles representative Miguel Santiago, who heads the Communications and Conveyance Committee, called for a vote on amendments to it, which passed with a bipartisan vote...

Posted on Jun 19, 2018

Kris Kobach Loses Voter Fraud Lawsuit, Is Ordered To Go Back To School

Posted in Politics

Last June, The New York Times described Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as one of the most fearsome Republicans in the country. His attempts to crack down on fictional voter fraud problem in Kansas, and his appointment as Chairman of Donald Trump’s Commission for Electoral Integrity made him a force to be reckoned with in national politics. However, like most people affiliated with the president, he has fallen spectacularly by...

Posted on Jun 15, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: The Extraordinary Legacy Of Mister Rogers

Posted in Media, Members Only

I grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood but didn’t quite understand how extraordinary both it and its host, Fred Rogers, were until I saw Morgan Neville’s Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Neville, who previously documented the 1968 debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley in his film Best of Enemies, set his sights on a different kind of communicator, one less obsessed with scoring against his enemies than with teaching young...