Analysis

The Court's Decision to Let AT&T And Time Warner Merge is Ridiculously Bad

To spare you the pain of reading the 170-page opinion [of AT&T/Time Waner] yourself, I went through and pulled out some highlights.  You will note again and again that Judge Leon goes into incredible detail about the businesses of the past, li

CBO Scores the Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act of 2018

The Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act of 2018 (S 2418) would direct the Federal Communications Commission to conduct a rulemaking to establish a national standard for Universal Service Fund programs to use when determining whethe

How the conventions of political journalism help spread Trump’s lies

The report from the Department of Justice’s inspector general on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation finds that the FBI’s decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton was untainted by bias or politics.

FBI Director James Comey had an outsize effect on media coverage right before the 2016 election

The closeness of the 2016 Presidential election — 78,000 votes in three states gave Donald Trump the victory — means that small things could have swung the result.

The FCC and cities: The good, the bad, and the ugly

The Federal Communications Commission's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) suffers from significant failures of design and execution.

Behemoths Have Dominated the Market Before, but Tech Is Different

As the race to become the first company worth $1 trillion enters the final lap, technology monopolies are dominating the stock market.

Game Over

AT&T emerged victorious from its courtroom battle with the Department of Justice. What this means for the future of TV:

The blueprint for the disastrous AT&T-Time Warner deal was written years ago by the Comcast-NBC merger

[Commentary] The AT&T/Time Waner deal is not unique. Its template was laid out in 2011 by what was then the biggest such “vertical” merger in the information and entertainment sectors: Comcast’s $30-billion takeover of NBCUniversal.  That earl

With net neutrality gone and mergers galore, it's a new internet

The dissolution of net neutrality regulations and the AT&T/Time Warner decision could shape the internet for years to come. 

The North Korea summit was a triumph of Trumpian stagecraft, and the media fell for it

[Commentary] Although every legitimate news organization made efforts, some better than others, to bring context and even a measure of skepticism into their mix of stories [on the Singapore summit], the event overall was a triumph of Trumpian stag