Media & Communications Policy

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Category Archives: Art Appreciation

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Blessings Amid the Gloom

Posted in Art Appreciation
Just as men don’t live by bread alone, bloggers too are people of many parts.  Which is why I give you the following, all courtesy of YouTube. Robbie Firmin, age 7, a contestant on “Britain’s Got Talent,” who reveals something about his auntie that she was probably not expecting: youtube.com/watch?v=HMNTlPa4Xi8.     From an unemployment office … Continue Reading

‘The Ladykillers’ and the Critics

Posted in Art Appreciation
It’s with great trepidation that I say something that may offend.  Let me apologize, in advance and profoundly, if that’s the case.  I know I’ll have to live with this for the rest of my life.  This said, here ’tis: I like blues and gospel music.  More than this, I prefer African-American blues and gospel … Continue Reading

Orts and All

Posted in Art Appreciation, Network Neutrality
FCC’s "OpenInternet" The FCC website, now in Beta, called OpenInternet.Gov is interesting.  It’s not great, but it’s better than you might expect and sort of refreshing. Ostensibly given over to a public discussion of the “important issues facing the Internet,” the site’s primary focus is on one issue facing the Internet: Chairman Genachowski’s plans to … Continue Reading

Keeping the Bluest of the Blues Alive

Posted in Art Appreciation, Free speech, Music
For those whose professional lives are spent in or around politics there is often a yearning for something that unifies.  This, because even at its best politics is a science of division, where people are separated – by class, philosophy, interest, geography – into voting blocs. This yearning helps explain the extraordinary popularity, in Washington, … Continue Reading