All posts tagged "AT&T"

  • Opinion
    Mexican Gun Running OK, Buying Back American Cell Customers From German Government Not

    (Fred Weinberg/The Penny Press) – Is it possible that the bureaucrats in Washington have completely lost their minds? (A rhetorical question at best.) First, what passes for an Attorney General sics the Department of so-called Justice on AT&T when the company wants to buy T-Mobile. Why? Well, it’s an election year, the...

  • Opinion
    You Know You’re A Socialist When…

    (Fred Weinberg/The Penny Press) – Last week, some very nice people from AT&T came by our Elko offices to enlist our support in the battle they are waging with Federal regulators for approval of their acquisition of T-Mobile. Since I happen to be a veteran of battles at the Federal Communications Commission,...

  • Government
    Senator Kohl on Wrong Side of AT&T / T-Mobile Merger

    (David Mansdoerfer) – Senator Herb Kohl (Wisconsin-D) has come out against the proposed $39 billion merger of AT&T and T-Mobile stating that, “this acquisition, if permitted to proceed, would likely cause substantial harm to competition and consumers.” He went on to note in his letter to the Department of Justice and Federal...

  • Opinion
    Second Amendment Foundation: Final Report On U.N.’s ATT

    (Julianne Versnel/Second Amendment Foundation) –  With the Chairman’s Draft Paper distributed on July 14, 2011, it is apparent that small arms and ammunition will be included in the ATT final draft that will be hammered out at the month-long negotiating conference in July 2012. Small arms and ammunition have been the focus of...

  • Opinion
    NRA Executive VP Addresses U.N.

    (Wayne LaPierre/National Rifle Association of America) – Mr. Chairman, thank you for this brief opportunity to address the committee. I am Wayne LaPierre and for 20 years now, I have served as Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association of America. The NRA was founded in 1871, and ever since has...

  • Opinion
    Arms Trade Treaty: Report From the U.N.

    (Julianne Versnel/Second Amendment Foundation) – Today, the most recent Chairman’s Draft Paper for the Arms Trade Treaty was distributed. Ambassador Roberto Garcia Moritan authored the outline for the proposed ATT based on consultation, discussion and guidelines decided upon in this and the two previous Preparatory Conference meetings. This document dated 14 July...

  • Opinion
    Merging AT&T and T-Mobile in Taxpayers Best Interest

    (David Mansdoerfer) – Recently, AT&T agreed to buy T-Mobile for $39 billion dollars. If this deal goes through, AT&T will then become the nation’s largest wireless carrier – supplanting Verizon for the top dog. To many, this deal represents little more than two large companies coming together to make a giant company....