What Governing Means in an Increasingly Complex Age
I subscribe to The Hill’s “Overnight” updates on more than a half-dozen areas of legislative concern. Last night’s updates were revealing in many respects.
I’ll focus, in particular, on four of the updates. The “Energy” update described how a Senate committee is looking at the implications of the chemical spill that has affected the water supply for about a third of West Virginia. The “Money” update reported that another Senate Committee is looking at the escalating issues with the security of personal data. The “Technology” update focused on the reaction in the Senate to the recent court decision that undermines “Net neutrality,” the longstanding concept that equivalent Internet access should be available to all users; some groups are lobbying for legislation that would allow providers to slow or even block access to certain high-volume or high-load sites (such as Netflix) unless the sites pay to maintain premium accessibility. And the…
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