Magazines, like the rest of the media, are thought to be in trouble.
This is especially bad news for the conversation on which democracy
depends. For magazines are the place where news is put in perspective,
analyzed, considered in context and in depth.
Communications regulators on Tuesday will unveil a sweeping proposal to
overhaul U.S. broadband policy. Their aim: to bring affordable,
high-speed Internet connections to all Americans and make access much
faster for people who already have broadband.
The Transportation Security Administration on Friday announced nine
more U.S. airports that will receive body-scanning technology, as the
U.S. heightens its effort to detect hidden explosives and other weapons
amid a threat highlighted by an attempted bombing on Christmas Day.
A half-century ago, after Russia jolted Americans by sending Sputnik
into orbit, the Defense Department launched a little-noticed program
designed to help the United States leap-frog the frontiers of
technology by doling out millions of dollars for research on radically
For airline passengers, the attempted Christmas Day attack and a directive by
President Obama to pursue advanced screening technology will certainly mean added security procedures at airports. So for high-tech companies, the increased focus on airport security means new opportunities to land hefty government contracts.