Morning Media Summary


3G vs. 4G: What You Should Know Before You Switch:
“Those are some of the ways Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint are describing 4G, as they push hard for smartphone users to convert to their new, upgraded networks.”

Fareed Zakaria: Let’s use Facebook and Twitter to create a 21st century Constitution:
“One of President Barack Obama’s most scrutinized statements prior to the 2008 election was one in which he concluded that the U.S. Constitution was a flawed document since it was “a charter of negative liberties.” But according to CNN host and Time magazine’s Fareed Zakaria, the president might have been on to something.”

Excited About the Cloud? Get Ready for Capped Data Plans:
“The tech world seems to move in spurts and spasms, and right now we’re in the middle of the “cloud” wave.”

Global Warming / Environment / Energy:

Women In Power: Carol Browner Speaks for First Time Since Leaving Post as White House Energy Czar:
“”In high school I was quite convinced that I would be a civil rights attorney,” Carol Browner remembers. “I always wanted to do things to change the world.” Growing up with two college-professor parents, who were both active in the 1960’s and 70’s anti-war and civil rights movements, clearly made its mark on this young, purposeful woman who would one day become the longest-serving Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator in history. Browner “saw their commitment to social change and social justice” and set out to volunteer at the migrant farm worker camps near her family’s home in South Miami. “I just thought that the world should be more fair and just,” she says.”

Insurance / Gambling:

Online poker next internet law in the works:
“With all the laws being proposed in the United States Legislature this year, one more could be added this week to legalize online poker. According to The Hill’s Technology Blog, Texas Republican Representative Joe Barton could be ready to introduce legislation sometime this week to legalize online poker and set up a new federal agency to regulate it.”

Health / Safety:

Obamacare waivers on ice – for now:

“Well, well, well. How’s this for a weekend news dump? The White House is waving goodbye to Obamacare waivers.”


Tens of thousands protest against cuts in Madrid:
“Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Madrid Sunday blaming bankers and politicians for causing a financial crisis that forced the country to adopt painful spending cuts.”

Short debt limit hike possible: McConnell:
“Congress and the White House could raise the debt limit for a few months while they seek a comprehensive, long-term budget deal, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday.”


National security experts blast attorney general’s claim that lawyers are America’s ‘most effective terror-fighting weapon’:
“Centrist and right-of-center national security experts reacted with contempt to Attorney General Eric Holder’s claim at a legal convention that the courts are the nation’s “most effective terror-fighting weapon.””


SEIU Kicks Out Member Protesting Ballot-Counting Rules Violations:
“Here’s another entry for the Somebody Left The Irony On Department today. The SEIU held an election by mail for an internal election – for which it apparently uses the same kind of secret ballots that they want to deny workers with Card Check. By SEIU’s own rules, those ballots are supposed to arrive via US Postal Service, with postmarks to note the date so that the counters can verify they arrived before the deadline. One SEIU observer noticed counters opening large envelopes of ballots with no postmarks at all on them – and when she tried to protest, the other SEIU officials in the room pushed her out the door”

Transportation/ Land Use:

High speed rail campaign mocks rich opponents of scheme:
“Images of the British upper class, probably last seen when the Ealing Film Studios were in their pomp have been resurrected by the Campaign for High Speed Rail.”