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Ernest Istook

Ernest Istook

Ernest Istook is a former Republican Congressman from Oklahoma. Listen to Ernest's broadcasts online at Washington Times Radio. Subscribe to his daily podcasts on iTunes: Get Ernest's free email newsletter by signing up here.  

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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2010 file photo, a student uses an Apple MacBook laptop in his class in Palo Alto, Calif. New warnings are emerging of a security flaw known as the "Bash" bug, which cyber experts say may pose a serious threat to computers and other devices using Unix-based operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Anarchy, bullying and extortion on Obama’s Internet

President Obama’s two big decisions on the Internet are poles apart. In 2009, his Department of Commerce relinquished big chunks of America’s control over the Internet to ICANN. Six years later, Mr. Obama’s Federal Communications Commission now wants to dictate “fairness” by imposing so-called “net neutrality.”

President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting on immigration hosted by Telemundo and MSNBC, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Florida International University in Miami. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Redistributing your wealth, Obama cements his power

Let’s get this out in the open. President Obama’s agenda is to redistribute wealth, which enhances his own power. He can advance that agenda without Congress, instead acting exclusively through the executive branch. This is possible only because for decades Congress has given away power to bureaucrats.

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