How Comcast's Political Machine Is Manipulating (And Impersonating) You

Did you know that Comcast ghostwrites endorsement letters from politicians to the Federal Communications Commission about its awful merger with Time Warner Cable? Like, a Comcast flack literally puts words in local leaders' mouths and then uses them as evidence that America likes this merger. » 1/26/15 5:45pm 1/26/15 5:45pm

Meet the Richest Hypocrite in Silicon Valley

John Doerr is a White House advisor, prominent billionaire, and Silicon Valley household name—at least among yuppie Valley households who care. Six years ago, he famously stepped back and forth across a TED Talk stage cheerleading "green tech," warning of global environmental disaster, and breaking into tears at the… » 5/08/13 3:27pm 5/08/13 3:27pm

How Much of Your Phone Bill Goes Toward Lobbyist Scum for Verizon and…

A new administration means revamped lobbying operations from Verizon, AT&T and other carriers. Last year, Verizon spent $9.3 million on lobbying, while AT&T spent $8.2 million. The WSJ says they're already on track to spend more this year as they beef up their operations—and you gotta figure the way the new chairman… » 8/12/09 9:30am 8/12/09 9:30am