"The Federal Communications Commission is making another $2.15 billion available for rural broadband projects..."
Shorter version: Whether the federal government is redistributing our tax dollars to the middle of nowhere (see also, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...) or to telecoms, its cronyism all the way down.
The first problem is getting money out of politics. The Citizens United case was probably the most damaging ruling in Supreme Court history in terms of the strength of our democracy. Super PACs desperately need regulation as they are perverting the process.
The Citizen's United case was judged correctly. The laws that existed prior to the ruling violated the 1st Amendment protection of freedom of speech and freedom of association. The laws in actual practice were regulating political speech. Anybody should be able to advertise for their preferred candidate or political cause without government interference. Period.
Who has time to read hundreds of pages of poorly written dribble?
Apparently, not Congresspeople. "We have to pass the bill in order to find out what's in it," like it's a Cracker Jack prize.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -- Arthur C. Clarke