Young Voices Editor Casey Given was published in Rare about the DC Circuit Court of Appeals recent ruling on net neutrality:
Robert LeFevre once famously described government as “a disease masquerading as its own cure.” Net neutrality is perhaps the best contemporary example of this truism, in which the government has not only invented not only the “disease” but the “cure” as well.
Last Monday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the Federal Communication Commission’s controversial Open Internet Order that required Internet service providers (ISP’s) to treat all online traffic equally. Without such government-mandated protection, some techies worried that ISPs would charge customers different rates for varying amounts of monthly data, much like cell phone carriers do today.
Young Voices Advocate Yaël Ossowski was published by Watchdog.org writing about the effort to legalize marijuana in New Hampshire:
The dominoes are falling all across New England.
The New Hampshire House of Representatives made history last week when it became the first state Legislature to vote in favor of a bill to legalize the sale and possession of recreational marijuana.
“Polls show 60 percent of voters in the state support (the bill), and we won’t rest until that includes a majority of their state legislators,” Marijuana Policy Project legislative analyst Matt Simon said in a statement last week.