The Danger of Fake “Fake News”: How Donald Trump’s Improvisation Set about the Destruction of Fact in Society

By:  Ridgeway Woulfe           "You’re fake news” the president-elect stated, pointing a finger at the journalist probing him in August 2017.  The statement appeared improvised, and President Trump has since claimed he invented the term.  Immediately, much of society saw the Idiocracy-level absurdity in the statement, yielding a tidal wave of … Continue reading The Danger of Fake “Fake News”: How Donald Trump’s Improvisation Set about the Destruction of Fact in Society

Curbing Fraud vs. Encouraging the Vote: What is more important?

By: Robert Bryson This post will be the fourth in a five-part series examining “voter fraud,” its impact on elections, steps taken to curb it, and it will end with an analysis of Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute which is the Supreme Court case scheduled for arguments January 10, 2018 that will determine if … Continue reading Curbing Fraud vs. Encouraging the Vote: What is more important?

Trump Voter Fraud Commission Decommissioned

By: Ridgeway Woulfe          As PIAC’s own Voter Fraud Series has started detailing, the insistence of a voter fraud epidemic by President Trump (and others) has been drastically overblown.  With his decision to disband his Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity early this year[1] after only 2 meetings, Trump is ending his … Continue reading Trump Voter Fraud Commission Decommissioned

Voter Identification Laws: How is this still a thing?

By: Robert Bryson This post will be the first in a five-part series examining “voter fraud,” its impact on elections, steps taken to curb it, and it will end with an analysis of Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute which is the Supreme Court case scheduled for arguments January 10, 2018 that will determine if … Continue reading Voter Identification Laws: How is this still a thing?

Post-Recession Banking Regulations Removed, Resulting in Unrest

By:  Ridgeway Woulfe The recession of the Oughts has been, and will continue to be, a generation-defining crisis.  For people like me, we had graduations marred by sentiments of caution and warnings of how challenging life was going to be for us in “the real world.”  The financial collapse was the result of laissez-faire regulations. … Continue reading Post-Recession Banking Regulations Removed, Resulting in Unrest

We Now Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming: How Removing Radio’s Main Studio Rule Could Nationalize the Local Conversation

By:  Robert Bryson and Maryam Karimi Adopted over 75 years ago, the “Main Studio Rule” requires that radio stations and broadcasters have a physical studio located in the area or near the area where their station transmits signals. On October 24, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to eliminate the Main Studio Rule. Regulators … Continue reading We Now Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming: How Removing Radio’s Main Studio Rule Could Nationalize the Local Conversation

Why Fannie May and Freddie Mac Should be Subject to FOIA, and How it Could Happen

By:  Rob Bryson and Maryam Karimi The Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), enacted in 1967, provides the public, individuals and corporations, the presumptive right to access and obtain records from any federal government body, unless such records meet one of the nine exemptions or is protected under special law enforcement record exclusion. On April 27, 2017, … Continue reading Why Fannie May and Freddie Mac Should be Subject to FOIA, and How it Could Happen

Net Neutrality: What is Net Neutrality and Why You Should Care

By:  Robert Bryson and Maryam Karimi Network Neutrality (or “Net Neutrality”) is a rule adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) to prevent Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”) from slowing or blocking bandwidth to certain websites and/or data, and to ensure users are charged fairly according to a base rate. ISPs are the companies responsible for … Continue reading Net Neutrality: What is Net Neutrality and Why You Should Care