http://represent.us is the only organization I am aware of that has had success in fighting corruption in the USA. They've got a great plan, and it works (bipartisan bills that work from the ground up to reduce corruption at local levels)
I read an article like the one above and I can't help but think that this one lawyer may have gotten himself out of a ticket, but most people will just suffer the burden of an un-representative government because they think nothing can be done.
Well, ok, there's lots of things that bother me about this, but one of them is that the consumers have been vocal about the data caps being a horrible tactic used against us since BigISP started employing them, and nobody cared. Why does it take another corporation to even get the FCC to budge?
That's how much my retired parents still pay to have the newspaper printed out and hand-delivered to their home 7 days a week, why would we tech-minded people not be eager to pay the same price for the same news minus the paper printing and delivery?
If it doesn't already exist, I'm coining a new phrase: "Corporate Narcissism." It's what makes corporations unable to see how anything they do could possibly be wrong, or viewed as wrong by a sane person.
It should be politically dangerous to accept money from the cable cartel. As bad as taking money from known mobsters. People who want to have a free internet and reasonable prices for access need to commit to publicly shaming any politician at any level who accepts those funds.
It seems to me its not so bad that getting tied to a FBI list of possibly dangerous people means you can't buy a gun. It's that you can't get off the list without dying first.
That to me seems to be the thing we should be looking at. If you could go to a court and have the FBI/CIA/NSA/Facebook present their evidence against you and contest it, I think it'd be a pretty good plan.