Isolation on Both Ends of the Line

Isolation on Both Ends of the Line

When Martha Wright’s grandson went to prison more than 20 years ago, she learned a stark lesson about the cost of maintaining ties with a family member who is incarcerated. Beyond the isolation and deep wound of being separated from a loved one, there’s...
High-Speed Collusion

High-Speed Collusion

The iPad3. The Kindle Fire. The Galaxy Nexus. It seems like every few months an amazing new wireless device is unveiled. Consumers benefit from all this wireless innovation. However, the foundation for this success — a competitive market for high-speed Internet...
The Hottest TV Drama in 2012

The Hottest TV Drama in 2012

There’s a drama playing out on American TV screens. It features villains and heroes, as well as big bucks and political intrigue. There may even be a happy ending by the time we see the turbulent finale. But the plot is unfolding off-screen, in corporate...
The Great Local News Heist

The Great Local News Heist

If you turn on your local evening news, you may not notice anything out of the ordinary. But if you change the channel, you’ll think you’ve entered a parallel universe. The same reporter may appear on three supposedly independent stations, reading the same...
AT&T Takeover of T-Mobile Won’t Create New Jobs

AT&T Takeover of T-Mobile Won’t Create New Jobs

The fury surrounding the debt ceiling deal was so boisterous and rowdy that most Americans took a while to notice that it does nothing to create jobs. In a ginned-up crisis during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, Congress haggled over social...

Remembering Benjamin Hooks

Former NAACP executive director Benjamin Hooks opened doors. “Many of the rights we take for granted today were made possible by the courage and tenacity of Ben Hooks and others of his generation who devoted their lives to the relentless pursuit of equality and...