Timothy Karr

Timothy Karr is the senior director of strategy for Free Press, the advocacy organization that fights for everyone’s rights to connect and communicate. Follow him on Twitter: @TimKarr.

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Decoding the Doublespeak of FCC Chairman Pai

Donald Trump’s new Federal Communications Commission chairman is taking direct aim at fair and affordable internet access.

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Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images FCC commissioner Ajit V. Pai testifies during the House Energy and Commerce Committee Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing on oversight of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday July 10, 2012. M ichael Flynn, Kellyanne Conway, and Stephen Miller aren’t the only Donald Trump surrogates who’ve had a very bad couple of weeks. Ajit Pai, the president’s pick to lead the Federal Communications Commission, was pilloried by The New York Times and Washington Post editorial boards last week after his agency released a rapid-fire series of rulings in a move that resembled Trump’s rush of executive orders . Chairman Pai’s directives, which he issued with zero public input, undermine the open internet and undercut the agency’s Lifeline program, which is designed to make the internet more affordable for families with low incomes. Pai’s attack on Lifeline drew a swift response. A series of letters from dozens of Democrats on Capitol Hill...