Letters to the editor
Pelosi not giving in to DACA
By filibustering the House for at least six hours trying to force a DACA agreement into the government budget, Nancy Pelosi showed her willingness to hold military funding and the needs of innocent Americans hostage to another amnesty.
Chuck Schumer has already had to back down on a similar stunt in the Senate. Democrats have lost all credibility in claiming to care about citizens when their first tactic is to shut down government if they can't include amnesty to the spending. Ironically, they never approve of enforcement to make future amnesties unnecessary. Their priorities show whose side they're really on.
At least Pelosi could have read letters from the parents of children killed by DACA recipients and gang members instead of a litany of DACA demands.
Fight media merger, keep net neutrality
Given the current FCC anti-consumer trend, I have serious concerns with the pending merger of AT&T/ Time Warner and we may as well include Direct TV in this since they are an AT&T property.
These are all giants in the industry and their uniting will create a mega-company with tremendous control over the content speed and access to their products. Imagine HBO or sporting events moved from network access to proprietary Time Warner channels. We would have to trust they would treat the viewing public in an equal manner.
I would assume that a merger usually includes consolidation of services and more job loss in a time when we are experiencing a housing crisis.
I would also worry that the remaining competitors would have to follow suit and control their access and speeds and we as consumers will have no recourse.
I would urge our elected officials in Oregon, many of whom are already fighting for us and net neutrality to realize this merger as a serious threat.