Flashing Too Little Editorial Integrity

Flashing Too Little Editorial Integrity

Attention, class. Here’s today’s new word: “Native advertising.” OK, that’s two words. But it’s one concept, and it has nothing to do with indigenous peoples. Rather, it’s a phrase sprung on us by the wonky wordsmiths of...
This California Scheme Is Bad for Your Health

This California Scheme Is Bad for Your Health

In this wicked world of woe, there are hucksters, flimflammers, plain ol’ crooks…and Republican members of the California Assembly. This last bunch of scoundrels went out of their way to monkeywrench the rollout of President Barack Obama’s Affordable...
The End of the Internet As We Know It

The End of the Internet As We Know It

The Internet is the world’s largest shopping mall, library, video store, post office and town square. When you turn on your computer, you’re in the driver’s seat, choosing what you want to read, watch, and hear. We owe everything we love about the...
Failing a Test of the Emergency Broadcast System

Failing a Test of the Emergency Broadcast System

In the early morning hours of April 19, some residents of Watertown, Massachusetts, received an automated phone call telling them to “shelter in place” while the suspected Boston marathon bomber roamed the neighborhood. The system worked — to a degree. One...
The Internet Racket

The Internet Racket

Is your Internet bill too high? You can thank the phone and cable companies for that. Today, high-speed broadband services offered by these national carriers cost more than $500 a year and even more when customers are forced to bundle Internet access with cable or...