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Global Internet governance proposals threaten sovereignty, freedom of information

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Peter Roff
Former Senior Political Writer, UPI
Satellite dishes are seen at GCHQ's outpost at Bude, close to where trans-Atlantic fibre-optic cables come ashore in Cornwall, southwest England June 23, 2013. Britain's spy agency GCHQ has tapped fibre-optic cables that carry international phone and internet traffic and is sharing vast quantities of personal information with the U.S. National Security Agency, the Guardian newspaper said, after publishing details of top-secret surveillance programs exposed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Picture taken June 23, 2013.  REUTERS/Kieran Doherty  (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY BUSINESS TELECOMS) - RTX10YQX

The evolution of the Internet has not only changed the world of commerce; it’s revolutionized the diplomatic sphere and helped democratize the foreign policy process.

Are federal sugar subsidies financing lawsuits over market share?

5:27 PM 02/27/2014

Everyone knows that sugar is sweet. What they don’t know is that it is also politically powerful. As Chris Edwards, the director of tax policy studies at Washington’s Cato Institute wrote in the fall of 2013, “No industry in America is as coddled as farming, and no industry is as centrally planned from Washington. The federal sugar program is perhaps the most Soviet of all.”

Moral hazards ahead

10:55 AM 07/08/2011

If the United States had a true free market economy, companies that made bad decisions would have to face the consequences of those decisions. But the U.S. has a mixed economy, meaning -- among other things -- that the federal government all too often steps in to protect companies from the consequences of their mistakes.

Panetta’s job: Find savings

2:33 PM 06/27/2011

Having been unanimously confirmed for the job of secretary of defense by the United States Senate, Leon Panetta has a big job on his hands.

Obama giving in again to the government education monopoly

9:16 AM 10/19/2010

For all his talk of reform, President Barack Obama and his allies have it in for anything not part of the government education monopoly.

Modern liability state means less freedom for us all

12:00 AM 06/17/2010