Highest-profile Democrat in Congress comes out in full force for net neutrality

The push for net neutrality has a new high-profile backer in Congress: Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi. The San Francisco rep is officially urging the Federal Communications Commission to take the controversial stance of reclassifying the Internet as a utility, which would give the agency broad authority to prevent paid Internet “fast lanes.”

Where foreign STEM students study … and spend their money

Many of Silicon Valley’s most respected companies, from Google to Paypal, were founded by immigrants. In the race to capture the top talent, each state has been slinging various incentives at ambitious and foreign-born students. The Brookings Institute is out with a thorough new study and interactive guide to where foreign students choose to live, study, and spend their money.