The biggest recent political story that I haven’t bothered to talk about is media consolidation. I haven’t talked about it for two reasons, the first is that I knew that the FCC was going to drop its rules no matter what I did, and the second is that I’m not sure how I feel about it. The old rules seemed kind of arbitrary and bizarre to me, but at the same time, I’m not in love with the idea of News Corp, Viacom, Clear Channel., and Time Warner taking over ever larger chunks of the media landscape. I’m really not sure what the solution is here. In any case, the issue will now be taken to the legislature (who will certainly ignore it or make things worse) and the courts.