Congress can help keep web open
Democrats in Congress need to stop playing games with the future of America’s high-speed internet. The Congressional Review Act (CRA) on net neutrality that is currently being considered by the House would spell disaster for broadband investment and innovation, and seriously undermine small businesses in central California and across the country.
No one is saying we shouldn’t protect net neutrality. In fact, Democrats have an opportunity to prove this is all more than just some political spectacle by working with Republicans on a true, lasting legislative solutions. We need to protect a free and open internet while encouraging investment and innovation – and this CRA accomplishes neither of those laudable goals.
Brian Raymond, Atwater
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Trump’s stunt paints ugly picture
On June 22, Donald Trump held an anti-immigrant event at which family members of 11 people killed by illegal immigrants were presented with photographs of their loved ones, each autographed by Trump himself. Trump refers to the families of people murdered by immigrants as “Angel families.”
Trump apparently differentiates between people killed by undocumented Central Americans from victims of ordinary whackos, sociopaths and gun-toting lunatics. Considering all the vapors and BS Trump excretes concerning illegals, one would think he’d at least mention the victims of the native-born. These victims vastly out number those who die at the hands of illegals. The families of “ordinary” school massacres are apparently not politically useful enough to be called “Angel Families.”
The biggest problem is that citizen killers often use guns, and it’s not politically wise for Republicans to say anything that might upset the NRA. The NRA prefers Republicans offer “thoughts and prayers” for the victims of gun violence and then sweep the whole mess under the carpet.
Lloyd Russell, Stevinson