I was going to chastise you for rewarding AT&T, as they are a horrible company and deserve to go out of business. But I see your other choice was another horrible company that deserves to go out of business. So yeah.
You don't want zero tolerance? Then make schools protected from litigation. Because that is why schools have gone with zero tolerance. It protects them from litigation. A sue Happy society had brought this upon us.
Having classes available? Yes all high schools should have programming classes available. But mandatory? No. Dumbing the course so the bottom end can take it would make it a waist for those that wasn't too take it.
While true. I usually come to Slashdot for the Audience of Slashdot. That being said, I don't want Slashdot to expand to a wider Audience. If it does, then it will loose what draws me to it in the first place.
If he had written this book while in office for either President it would have A) gotten him fired and B) been news for a week till something else happened.
Half the posts about this story have been "duh, we all know this". But yet, it doesn't change. His taking a bullet would have only cost him his job an enacted no change. Look at Snowden. He squealed on the NSA and about all that has changed is that he can't live in the US anymore.
The anti to that is if you can make a career out of being a politician, then you constantly make sure that you please the people who elect you so that they will do it again.
If you were limited to 1 term, then their would be nothing holding you to the people who elected you. Those elected would end up serving their own self interests - more blatantly then they do now - instead of the people.
Plus, to get ANYTHING done in Washington you ahve to know how to get it done. Rookies don't accomplish much because they don't know how it works. That's why Pres. Kennedy was a failure at passing legislation. He didn't know the ropes of Congress. IT's also why LBJ actually passed all of the legislation that Kennedy dreamed of passing. LBJ spent a lifetime in Congress and knew how the system worked.
This is bad for the market. The glory of the internet is that the barrier ro entry is so low. IF you start making it to where a company has to pay for the bandwidth of its users, then you raise the barrier of entry. Not good for innovation.