Mr. Trump: Free Nationwide Wi-Fi Would Help the Poor, Create Jobs, and Improve the Economy

Poor Americans, people in rural locations, and those with disabilities would benefit most. 

 

Donald Trump on the campaign trail.

This piece is part of a larger series examining what big ideas a Trump administration could use to achieve its most ambitious goals. Read more entries in our "The Art of the Bill" series here.

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Steve Bannon's Rise Caps the Triumph of “Yellow Journalism” over Traditional Media

Much news on the Internet is very similar to the dangerous "yellow journalism" of history.

Much is being made about how the proliferation of fake news on Facebook and Google has contributed to the surprising 2016 Presidential election results. But that’s likely just a distraction from the larger news crisis. As many established news sources devolved into partisan mouthpieces, with focus on one-sided arguments or sensational character-driven and issue-free reporting, yellow journalism has taken hold in America. The last time the country had such a volatile combination of unreliable yellow press and tough-talking men in charge, the United States got itself into two unnecessary and costly wars, which it eventually won because it had an overwhelming military advantage. And this time, in the age of nuclear weapons and the Internet, where the majority of Americans now get their news, the consequences could be much worse.

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