| May 8, 2013, 1:43 p.m.
Because spectrum is such a scarce resource, almost every usable chunk of airwaves in the United States is accounted for and occupied by either federal or private users.
| May 3, 2013, 12:53 p.m.
Name any issue, and you’re likely to find President Barack Obama and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor miles apart. So when they come together on a topic of vital interest to the nation, official Washington should take notice.
| May 2, 2013, 5 a.m.
Handing your teenager your ATM card and the keys to a Ferrari is a bad idea. Teenagers are impulsive and don’t always think, or care, about how their actions will affect others. Teenagers want it all and they want it now, and patience is not among their virtues.
| April 29, 2013, 5:39 p.m.
Senate aides will learn more this week about the prosecution that supporters blame for causing the death of Internet “hacktivist” Aaron Swartz.
| April 29, 2013, 2:36 p.m.
More than 30 years ago, Nagappa Ravindra came to America from India to obtain a master’s degree in engineering. After a nine-month process, he obtained his green card. Now, he’s a citizen and owns an engineering firm in upstate New York that employs about 90 people. Today, a story like Ravindra’s could not easily be repeated — obtaining a green card in his line of work could take eight years.
| April 25, 2013, 2:35 p.m.
As former Justice Department political appointees in distinctly different administrations — Clinton (Bender) and Reagan (Fein) — we often disagree on legal matters, both politically and philosophically. But when it comes to the importance of the constitutional right to settle legal disputes in the high-stakes world of pharmaceutical-patent-infringement litigation, our views are the same.
| April 24, 2013, 5:57 p.m.
Senators backing a bill to promote collection of sales taxes for online purchases may have to work around procedurally treacherous amendments.
| April 22, 2013, 3:55 p.m.
Recent scientific developments linking Fragile X Syndrome and autism have ushered in a renewed sense of hope in the disabilities community.
| April 17, 2013, 4:21 p.m.
A “multi-stakeholder model” governs the Internet, but what does that really mean?
| April 17, 2013, 4:19 p.m.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee overwhelmingly backed a seemingly unremarkable bill Wednesday designed to prevent foreign governments from taking greater control of the Internet. But it’s what isn’t included in the legislation that is the most revealing.
| April 10, 2013, 6:38 p.m.
The technology industry needs highly skilled workers so desperately it is willing to pay for their education — at high school and even earlier.
| April 9, 2013, 5:18 p.m.
Spotify is back in the House.
| April 8, 2013, 6:47 p.m.
Earlier this year, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry released the latest edition of its annual Digital Music Report. The report contains a treasure trove of useful data and information that should delight many throughout the recording industry.
| April 5, 2013, 6:55 p.m.
With two commissioners departing, several key decisions under appeal and the country in the midst of a massive upgrade to its digital infrastructure, now is the time for Congress to revisit the mission of the Federal Communications Commission.
| April 2, 2013, 11:31 a.m.
President Barack Obama announced Tuesday morning he will seek $100 million for brain research in the budget he presents next week, aside from his efforts to end the sequester’s hit on science.
| April 1, 2013, 10:53 a.m.
Industry, consumer advocates, and lawmakers agree — a rare thing indeed — that high-speed Internet is integral to the health of America’s economy. In many ways, that consensus represents a strong endorsement of the light-touch regulatory approach that has underpinned this success to date.
| March 21, 2013, 7:06 p.m.
Critics of “e-fairness,” who cite concerns over hidden tax increases, are well-intentioned but often misguided. I strongly believe e-fairness — closing the online sales tax loophole and requiring online businesses to collect and remit sales taxes like brick-and-mortar businesses are required to — is based on conservative principles and will be a real benefit to communities and the economy as a whole.
| March 21, 2013, 6:35 p.m.
In 1994, not long before he was about to make history as the first speaker of the House of Representatives in 130 years ousted in a re-election bid in his home congressional district, Speaker Thomas S. Foley, D-Wash., watched a focus group of constituents. The facilitator asked his voters in eastern Washington about the life of a congressman. An ironworker described what he thought dinner would be like at a congressman’s house: a limousine would take him to a mansion in Georgetown and he would be served a sumptuous meal . . . eating foods the constituent would not recognize and using utensils the average person would not know how to use.
| March 20, 2013, 6:28 p.m.
At just 25 years old, Derek Khanna has learned how quickly fortunes can change in Washington.
| March 20, 2013, 6:26 p.m.
When the White House embraced an online petition earlier this month to legalize cellphone unlocking, it marked another key milestone in the rising importance of technology policy issues.