FROM Kerry Cavanaugh
Online Comments: Freedom of Speech or the Bane of the Internet? Internet sites are grappling with an issue akin to the freedom of speech. It's all about online comments that are offensive, off-point or that distort researched science.
The Mystery of Low Turkey Prices Here's a mystery about holiday economics. Just before Valentine's Day, the price of a dozen long-stemmed roses went up this year from $63 to $81. That's typical. But just before Thanksgiving Day the price of turkey always goes down. That's according to Catherine Rampell of the New York Times .
Online Comments: Freedom of Speech or the Bane of the Internet? Popular Science wants online comments to encourage learned debate but finds that so many are so wrong they damage the credibility of important research. So they've decided to ban reader comments online . The Huffington Post gets nine million comments a month, but 75% are so vile, mean or obscene they never get posted. We hear why some websites won't allow anonymity any more, while others are banning online comment completely. Does free speech have to be limited to expertise or good manners? Are 100 stupid, cruel or disruptive comments worth one that makes for good reading?
Mexican Drug War Culture Migrates North Mexico's drug war has claimed tens of thousands of lives and brought gruesome violence to the headlines for years, but it's not just the victims and the villains who have been affected. Drug cartels have become glamorous to young people who celebrate them in fashion and music with vengeful lyrics. A new documentary reveals how Mexico's drug war is affecting popular Chicano culture – on both sides of the border. Israel-born photo-journalist Shaul Schwarz is the director of Narco Cultura .