increasing fire for suppressing economic analysis and being politically driven. In effect, we have not had an FCC for the past three years, at least not in the way the agency was intended to operate. So that raises the question: Do we really need the FCC? The answer is “no, but yes.”
last Friday’s blog post, I urged the Obama White House to quickly pull together the relevant agencies and departments to hammer out a unified administration response (retaliation) to the Russian hacks on the Democratic National Committee (DNC), hacks that clearly have the goal of disrupting the US elections process. In the intervening days, there have been new moves by the administration, but still no clear indication of an action agenda or the purposes such action is intended to accomplish.