Star Tribune: "Franken ratchets up rhetoric in war against corporate power"
The Star Tribune hightlights Sen. Franken's efforts to fight against corporate power.
The Supreme Court decision allowing corporations to support political candidates? "A fist on the scale" favoring big business over people, he says.
Now the Minnesota Democrat is redoubling his efforts to prevent what he sees as a corporate takeover of the Internet.
Calling it "the First Amendment issue of our time," Franken has become a leading advocate for Net neutrality, the idea that Internet providers should treat different Web traffic equally, regardless of content. It puts him in the center of a heated debate over whether corporations should be allowed to charge different prices for different content, effectively creating speedier "Lexus lanes" on the Internet for high-end content providers.
Read the whole article online at StarTribune.com.