Washington stood idly by as the 1 percent killed the middle class; building sturdy relationships with neighbors is important to leading a healthy life; meanwhile, the Senate is creating an elitist definition of what an “official” journalist is. These discoveries and more below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
NSA Leaks Bring the Whole Idea of “Net Neutrality” Into Question
Last week, in the midst of ongoing NSA secret spying revelations ranging from billion-dollar efforts to make the private accessible to government by breaking Internet communications security to “near real time” collection of data from fiber optic networks, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral argument in the case Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission.