Morning Media Summary


Approval of Internet traffic rules likely-analysis:
“Contentious Internet traffic rules facing a vote next week are likely to be adopted without radically veering from a proposal unveiled earlier in the month, telecommunications policy analysts said on Wednesday.”

Warrant Needed to Get Your E-Mail, Appeals Court Says:
“The government must obtain a court warrant to require internet service providers to turn over stored e-mail to the authorities, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.”

French Watchdog Warns Google on Dominance:

Global Warming / Environment / Energy:

California’s Man-Made Drought:
“California has a new endangered species on its hands in the San Joaquin Valley—farmers. Thanks to environmental regulations designed to protect the likes of the three-inch long delta smelt, one of America’s premier agricultural regions is suffering in a drought made worse by federal regulations.”

Insurance / Gambling:

US Lawmakers And Mainstream Media Still Missing the Point With Online Gambling:
“It has taken the mainstream media several years before they caught up to the online poker movement that is taking place in the US. For years, the media disregarded online gambling, tossed it aside as if the millions of Americans that were playing at online casinos did not exist.”

Health / Safety:

McNanny-Staters Sue McDonalds:
“The CEO of McDonalds told the Center for Science in the Public Interest to go pound non-fat, sodium free sand over the summer, but they’re back with a lawyer this time:”


Year of bullying, bluff and bailouts leaves euro fighting for its life:
“Inside a freezing, derelict military barracks on the crest of a hill in the middle of Germany, Bernd Niesel single-handedly carries on with his labour of love.”

Only business can put Obama back on top:

Mao’s Great Leap to Famine:
“The worst catastrophe in China’s history, and one of the worst anywhere, was the Great Famine of 1958 to 1962, and to this day the ruling Communist Party has not fully acknowledged the degree to which it was a direct result of the forcible herding of villagers into communes under the “Great Leap Forward” that Mao Zedong launched in 1958.”


VA Attorney General: If We Lose, Government ‘Will Be Able to Order’ US to Buy Anything:
“Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli told that the federal government will be able to “order” individuals to purchase any product or service if the individual mandate in health care law is determined to be constitutional by the Supreme Court.”

Lorrillard Tobacco Faces $71 Million Settlement for Cigarette Giveaways to Children:
“Lorillard Tobacco Co, has been found guilty of attempting to entice African American children to become smokers, by giving out free cigarettes. The jury hearing the case has awarded $71 million in compensatory damages to the estate of a woman who died of tobacco-related lung cancer, and her son.”


The SEIU’s Dishonest Attack on Wall Street Banks:
“There are plenty of reasons to dislike Wall Street. A common complaint is that banker pay is simply outrageous. There are very legitimate ways to formulate arguments about why this could be a problem for an economy. But instead of adopting a sensible approach to complaining about Wall Street pay, a new piece of propaganda called “Big Banks Bonus Bonanza,” (.pdf) written by a coalition of progressive groups, including the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) relies on half-truths to sensationalize Wall Street compensation.”

Transportation/ Land Use:

What Kelo Wrought:
“The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal in an eminent domain case pitting Columbia University against Manhattan business owners whose land they’re stealing. And hardly anyone cares:”

High price derails some U.S. bullet Trains:
“An Obama administration initiative that aims to create jobs and economic growth has been derailed in some states while it speeds along in others.”