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Obituaries
Obituaries

We Lost Ursula K. Le Guin When We Needed Her Most

Her novels and stories spoke with the breath of her politics, a graceful and humanist blend of lyrical environmentalism, feminism, and anticapitalism.
Claire L. Evans
1.24.18
Broadband Land
Broadband Land

Trump Signs Two Rural Broadband Executive Orders That Will Barely Move the Needle

The president’s executive orders are fine, but won’t do much in practical terms.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.10.18
net neutrality
net neutrality

If You Care About Net Neutrality, Run For Office

An influx of pro-internet politicians in city council seats, mayorships, and statehouse seats in the 2018 elections would help preserve the open internet.
Jason Koebler
1.9.18
net neutrality
net neutrality

Nebraska Becomes the First Red State to Introduce Net Neutrality Bill After FCC Scrapped Federal Rules

The Cornhusker State joins New York, California, Washington, and Massachusetts in considering net neutrality rules to replace the scrapped federal legislation.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.8.18
digital divide
digital divide

Rural Broadband Advocate Tina Smith Will Replace Al Franken in Congress

As Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor, Smith championed broadband funding programs.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.18.17
net neutrality
net neutrality

Internal FCC Report Shows Republican Net Neutrality Narrative Is False

The story of net neutrality as an Obama-led takeover of the internet was refuted by an Inspector General investigation whose findings were not made public prior to Thursday’s vote.
Jason Koebler
12.18.17
net neutrality
net neutrality

There Are 700 Protests in All 50 States Today in Support of Net Neutrality

We spoke to protest organizers from across the country to find out why they decided to get involved.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.7.17
net neutrality
net neutrality

FCC Chair Ajit Pai Falsely Claims Killing Net Neutrality Will Help Sick and Disabled People

Ajit Pai and telecom lobbyists keep repeating the lie that net neutrality is holding back telemedicine.
Karl Bode
12.6.17
On Edge
On Edge

How Members of Congress Keep Calm in the Age of Trump

"Go gaze upon the ocean and take in it's vastness. Go hold some babies. But seriously, do something that helps put it all in perspective.​"
Eve Peyser
12.6.17
On Edge
On Edge

A Year On Edge

Welcome to On Edge, a series about the stress we're all experiencing right now, and how to live with it.
Ankita Rao
Rajul Punjabi
12.4.17
2017 elections
2017 elections

17 STEM Politicians Won Elections Tuesday

Virginia governor-elect Ralph Northam, who is a doctor, was just one of more than a dozen candidates with STEM backgrounds to win elections in November.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.8.17
big telecom
big telecom

Verizon Wants the FCC to Overturn State Internet Privacy Laws

The telecom giant filed a white paper with the commission last week arguing that it had the authority to overrule recent state-level laws.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.3.17