In January, Trump appointed Ajit Pai as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. In so doing he found someone who shares his disdain for popular democracy, privacy rights, the truth and the poor.
A new report suggests that AT&T has withheld important fiber upgrades from more impoverished areas of Cleveland, leaving low-income communities with outdated technology and severely restricted broadband speeds.
Last week the Business Roundtable, a collection of millionaire CEOs who work to influence policy in their own self-interest, sent a letter urging the White House to dismantle important consumer protections that are inconvenient to their business ventures.
The Trump administration is endangering people’s lives and undermining basic civil rights and civil liberties. The threats to undocumented immigrants, people of color, women, religious minorities and the LGBTQ community are particularly dire.