Episode 34

­Level 3 Communications, a company that carries Netflix's streaming service, says it was charged an unfair fee by Comcast for sending data across the internet, making many wonder if net neutrality is coming to an end. Thom discusses this with Aparna Sridhar and asks if this is the first step toward an internet "Pay for Play" service. Then, are freezing the wages of over 2 million federal workers the right way to reduce the U.S. deficit? Thom talks to Andrew Langer about smart ways to get the U.S. out of debt. Finally, a new Pentagon study shows that many people both within the military and in the general public are OK with openly gay or lesbian soldiers. Thom debates with Gordon Klingenschmitt and Peter Montgomery about why the U.S. is falling behind amongst developed nations in allowing openly gay soldiers.