FROM Nick Wingfield
Crackdown on Drug Use in E-Game Tournaments It's not a sport until you have to test for performance enhancing drugs. Anti-doping policy comes to competitive video gaming. Cycling has Lance Armstrong, baseball ARod. Now the sport many of you likely have never seen has its own poster child for doping; his name is Kory Friesen and the sport is competitive video gaming. Electronic sports has a performance-enhancing drug problem, and now they have an antidoping program to go with it. Championship series 'League of Legends' play-off in Turkey, 2013 Photo: Mamadou278
Amazon, the Washington Post and the Future of News When the founder of Amazon bought the Washington Post, the world of journalism dropped its collective jaw. Nobody even knew it was up for sale. At $250 million, the price is high — but it's only 1% of Jeff Bezos' personal fortune. So, who is Bezos, and what does he have in mind? Opinions range from altruist out to rescue traditional news from digital destruction, to digital tycoon looking for power and influence. Beyond that, what's the potential for one of America's most creative capitalists to re-invent journalism in the long term?
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.