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July 24, 2014

Commentary Roundup: Immigration, Interconnection, Online Gambling and Science

In case you missed them, some recent Roll Call Guest Observer commentaries on issues related to tech:

Conservatives Need to Fix the Broken Immigration System: Sal Russo, Tea Party Express co-founder, on how an overhaul of the system should reflect America’s place in the global economy.

Interconnection Confusion: Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s Doug Brake argues that the Netflix/Comcast interconnection deal and net neutrality are separate issues.

Republican Online Gambling Bill Sets a Dangerous Precedent for States’ Rights: Michelle Minton at the Competitive Enterprise Institute on the proposal.

America Can’t Afford to Ignore Science: Michelle S. Lubell of City College of the City University of New York and the American Physical Society on the public and science.

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    The Republicans have done themselves a huge disservice by not passing the unemployment extension bill in the senate. With more than 2.6 million unemployed families who had lost their benefits late last December, and have been struggling to provide shelter and food for their children, it was one of the cruelest and heartless moves for them to make. They have been at war with the poor and disadvantaged in our country, and have made it known where and to whom their allegiance lies. The republicans have been using the extension bill “hostage” for the past six months, in order to have the Koch brother’s oil pipeline deal passed in the senate. This is whom they truly represent. The republicans have shown that the average American citizen, takes a back seat to special interest groups, and wealthy lobbyist. The party which claims to represent family values, has let these millions of families left hung out to dry. These families have had to face evictions, home foreclosures, personal bankruptcy.

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