Tomorrow, August 16, US Rep. Joe Crowley (D- the Bronx, Queens) and USPS will hold a dedication ceremony to name the post office located at 1449 West Avenue in the Bronx in honor of Private Isaac T. Cortes, an Army soldier and Bronx native who was killed in Iraq in 2007.
Pvt. Cortes was raised in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx and attended Christopher Columbus High School. He enlisted in the Army in November 2006 and was deployed to Iraq in September 2007. On November 27, 2007, Pvt. Cortes was one of two soldiers killed when an improvised explosive device was detonated near his vehicle in Amerli, Iraq, approximately 100 miles north of Baghdad. In honor of his service, Pvt. Cortes was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.
Rep. Crowley spearheaded passage of H.R. 3413, legislation to rename the post office as the “Private Isaac T. Cortes Post Office”.
The Voice of America is cracking after more than seventy years in existence and no one appears to be able to fix it. Over the past 25 years, the VOA has been having trouble with it's voice. Its been cracking much like it would when a child hits puberty. This is another example of our overspending government inaction.
VOA is a taxpayer-funded U.S. government-run foreign policy media organization charged by Congress with providing news about America and the world to international audiences, many of which cannot get uncensored news from their own media.
The time is here to make a stand on Net Neutrality. The Obama administration says that more than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilities we could just barely imagine a generation ago. And here's a big reason we've seen such incredible growth and innovation: Most Internet providers have treated Internet traffic equally.