Public Policy

Apparently, even Obama wanted to kill net neutrality

Last week saw one of the darkest days for the internet, as the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal Title II regulations, which includes net neutrality guidelines that keep ISPs from blocking or throttling web traffic as they please.<p>As part of its effort to overturn those …

Net Neutrality

What the CDC's banned words list tells you about Trumpism

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's easy -- and obvious -- to focus on the high-profile ways in which Donald Trump is remaking American government and, by extension, American culture: His appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, his tax cut plan, his tweeting -- to name three.<p>And, those things clearly matter. …

U.S. Politics

Trump administration is putting Americans abroad at risk, says US diplomat on quitting State department

Donald Trump's administration is putting the lives of American citizens abroad at risk, a diplomat who resigned last week has said.<p>The State …

World Leaders

Deciding Between A Startup Or Corporate Job? Choose Both

Last month, Geekwire featured a story on how I found startup life inside Microsoft on the Inside Sales team. Since then, I’ve received notes from many people wondering what startup life is like within a large corporation. It’s become clear to me that most people think that the two are mutually …

Startups

Trump sets out national security strategy of ‘principled realism’ and global competition

President Trump framed a new national security strategy Monday that cast his election as a pivot from failed economic policies and shortsighted negotiating strategies.<p>“You spoke loud and you spoke clear,” Trump said of his upset election last year. “On November 8, you voted to make America great …

U.S. Politics

CNN hosts a scientist to explain why Trump’s government agencies banning words is dangerous and anti-science

ALISYN CAMEROTA (CO-HOST): What's wrong with words like "transgender" and "fetus" and "vulnerable?"<p>RUSH HOLT: Nothing's wrong with the words. The …

Liberal View

Congress Should Revamp Children’s Health Insurance Program, Not Just Reauthorize It

We all know the feeling of falling into the same dinner routine.<p>You’ve been making spaghetti every Tuesday night for the past two months. Today, …

Conservative View

How To Actually Support Women Of Color After The Alabama Election

Since the historic upset in Alabama’s special election for Senate this week, the internet has been ablaze with people who suddenly realized that …

Black Lives Matter

University sector to find savings and face performance tests

by Robert Bolton<p>Universities have been slugged for $2 billion if they want to continue with business as usual.<p>The government has capped the amount it …

Education

Merkel to meet Berlin attack survivors as anniversary puts failings in focus

Relatives of those killed in truck attack on Christmas market have accused chancellor of failing to acknowledge their suffering<p>Angela Merkel is to meet bereaved relatives and survivors of last year’s Berlin Christmas market attack for the first time, two weeks after they sent her an angry letter …

News

Civil servant John Catterall's top volunteering award

A FORMER civil servant has received a top award for his volunteering efforts.<p>John Catterall received recognition from one of the largest civilian …

Manchester

Freak-Out, Death Threats, and...Neutrality?

Posted: Dec 17, 2017 12:01 AM<p>The freak-out was something to behold.<p>A regulatory regime that had been in effect for less than three years was removed …

Conservative View

Brexit U-Turn? May considering ‘sensible compromise with Eurocrats by creating new court'

GETTYThe new system could include an equal number of UK and European judges<p>The undisclosed source detailed the possibility of creating the new system …

Brexit

I still have a few questions

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that the Trump administration has informed the CDC that they’re no longer allowed to use the words “vulnerable,” …

Alex Azar

World Demographics Are Changing Profoundly: What Does It Mean for the 21st Century?

(Photo: imagedepotpro / iStock / Getty Images Plus)<p>While future economic growth, social development and environmental conditions are difficult to …

Geography

Italian town removes Christmas tree from town hall for Muslims

According to the European Post, a traditional Christmas tree in the city of Bolzano had to be removed before a visit of the Muslim association. The …

Christmas

AirAsia going digital, to focus on customer service in 2018

Tan Sri Tony Fernandes wants AirAsia’s customer service to be as responsive as that of online retailer Amazon. — File picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA …

Najib Razak

Don't rule out Kamloops' Ajax mine just yet, expert says

The years-long approval process for controversial mine may continue<p>Opponents of a proposed open-pit copper and gold mine near Kamloops, B.C. have …

Environment

Law on marijuana should be eased

In a long overdue move, the government this past week decided to relax the narcotics law and allow hemp to be grown as a cash crop in six provinces …

Cannabis

Labour's Diane Abbott warns public sector at risk if EU migration 'collapses' after Brexit

Diane Abbott said Labour's position is to have 'less bureaucracy' in order to allow easy movement for EU migrants.

Brexit

Traffic! Our daily diary

Ask five Filipinos how to solve a problem like traffic, and chances are, you will get 20 different answers---at least. That's how we've become …

Philippines

Politicians are the eternal, charming bachelors to jilted veterans

<i>Sean Bruyea, vice-president of Canadians for Accountability and author, is a retired Air Force intelligence officer</i><p>It is difficult to conceive of a more disheartening outcome for veterans, or greater victory for the federal government. The recent B.C. Court of Appeal ruling strikes down, in its …

Bill Of Rights

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

OTTAWA — A change to the Canada Pension Plan to provide a flat-rate death benefit to help low-income families cover funeral costs falls short of what …

Bill Morneau

The seven forbidden words?

Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden words at a meeting Thursday with …

Economics

Pentagon buried budget details of UFO investigation - Salon.com

The truth is out there — albeit buried, in obscure terms, in a Department of Defense budget documents.<p>A New York Times report out today documents the obscure history of the “Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program,” a project of the Defense Department tasked with investigating unidentified …

UFOs

The Greek Experiment: Can an Economy Be Wiped Out by Taxation?

Greece has confirmed that a nation can spend itself into a fiscal crisis.<p>And the Greek experience also has confirmed that bailouts exacerbate a …

Economics

A look at how Estonia is building a digital society, with projects such as e-Estonia that move bureaucratic processes online for its 1.3M citizens

Public Administration

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Terry Gilliam’s 1985 movie “Brazil” depicts an oppressive society ruled by bureaucrats and red tape. It is so dreary that it doesn’t even offer its …

Water

Why Is Tech So Slow To Go?

It has been quite awhile since I have written a post. I think I might be in a state of depression as a result of my addiction to television News …

Public Administration

Why The Highly Partisan FCC Decision Won’t Last Long

Chairman Pai’s power play proved successful, but the order passed by the commission Thursday is already under threat.<p>The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to roll back network neutrality rules and reclassify the internet as a Title I “information service.” In doing so the FCC, in one …

Net Neutrality