By Yaël Ossowski / February 9, 2015 / Watchdog.org After years of dithering, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has at last deposited the formal proposal to reclassify Internet as a public utility and subject it to federal regulation, championed by proponents as “net neutrality.” Wheeler outlined the plan in an article for Wired magazine […]
Photo by captaincinema. A protester holds up a sign at a health care town hall in Illinois in 2009. By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org It’s that time again. The heat of looming deadline turns the nation’s focus to Washington, D.C. as elected representatives squabble over the next bill to fund the federal government. The key to this specific debate […]
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left to right, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and talk show host Oprah Winfrey discuss Zuckerberg’s $100 million investment into Newark Public Schools. By Yaël Ossowski | Special to Watchdog.org If a celebrity is looking to drop a couple of million bucks into a charity for some […]
MAN ABOUT THE COUNTRY: Newark Mayor Cory Booker is making the rounds in his campaign as the Democrat’s nominee for U.S. Senate in New Jersey’s special election. By Yaël Ossowski | Special to Watchdog.org It was a busy day Monday for the slick big-city mayor aiming for one of New Jersey‘s seats in the U.S. Senate. […]
RUMORS OF CYBER WAR: President Obama’s State of the Union Address included this hidden stock tip: invest in cyber-security companies with government contracts. By Yaël Ossowski | Special to Watchdog.org WASHINGTON, D.C— Speaking to the nation during his 2013 State of the Union address in February, President Barack Obama used the spotlight to warn of the growing […]
As right-to-work laws are adopted in Michigan, we look back at the history of their inception, beginning with the National Labor Relations Act in 1935, giving unions formidable power in their negociations with employers.
IT’S THE LAW: Gov. Rick Snyder, right, speaks as Lt. Gov. Brian Calley listens Tuesday at a news conference in Lansing, Mich., after signing the right-to-work law. (AP photo) By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org LANSING, Michigan — Ending the battle as easily as it began, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed into law “right-to-work” measures that […]
By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog SANFORD — In more tranquil times, the city of Sanford was known as the Historic Waterfront Gateway City, a tribute to its comfortable position between Lakes Monroe and Jesup. But, since the death of Trayvon Martinin late February, the city has become the volatile epicenter of the battle for justice, social activism and political maneuvering leading […]