Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) picks for the new Super Committee share one thing in common. They’re all tax and spend progressives. Two are champion earmarkers.
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Should the US Senate be going anywhere near a discussion about the future of newspapers? If you value personal liberty, the answer should be a resounding ‘NO.’ But the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet held a hearing on May 6 focused on “The Future of Journalism.” Those giving testimony included a former managing editor of The Washington Post and the founder of an Internet blog directory.
The subcommittee is chaired by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.). One suggestion involved permitting newspapers to operate as charitable organizations. Frankly, that designation is sorely overused by too many entities already. But that’s a topic for a tax rant. A federal government subcommittee has no business even discussing the future of newspapers or any other media, for that matter.