It Would Take Only a Single Senator

A few days ago I wrote a long item about changing assessments of Donald Trump: which first impressions had held up, and which had called for second thoughts over time. The last part of the post concerned the main, and depressing, area where second thoughts were necessary. That was the complete failure of the congressional…

FCC watchdog clears chairman of ‘favoritism’ allegations over Sinclair deal

The Federal Communications Commission’s internal watchdog cleared the agency’s Republican chairman, Ajit Pai, of showing any favoritism toward Sinclair Broadcasting Group in the review of its now-abandoned merger plans. “Our investigation revealed no evidence of impropriety, unscrupulous behavior, favoritism towards Sinclair, or lack of impartiality related to the proposed Sinclair-Tribune Merger,” the Office of Inspector…