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Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook have created a new industrial order. But the Internet has also been a force for disruption, and they are being called to account. In his latest book, British author and entrepreneur Andrew Keen travels the world to find, “How to Fix the Future.” Countries as different as Germany and India are creating ways to restore the original promise of digital technology. Will the titans of Silicon Valley start serving the public good? Do we need more regulation?
Facebook and Google are taking heat for Russian influence in last year’s U.S. election. They claim they’re slowing the spread of fake news. But, can they do it when consumers choose to believe what they want to?
Poster protesting Russian meddling. Photo credit: Cody Williams.
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Special: ‘Trump Baby’ flies over Big Ben… President Trump flies to Europe this week for meetings with NATO, the Queen and Russia’s President Putin. But the president won’t be the only Trump flying when he lands in the UK. An enormous, orange “Trump baby” balloon, complete with a diaper and cell phone is set to float just above the streets of London, for all to see. What else do British protestors have in store?
On the road to SCOTUS: Politics trumps the law Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation looks highly likely, but crucial issues won’t go away. The Supreme Court may see cases involving abortion, health care and the limits of presidential power. Can Democrats use upcoming hearings to dramatize what’s at stake--before November’s elections?
Politics and ‘incivility’ One Democrat wants Trump aides confronted in public over separating immigrant families. But her party’s leaders call that “incivility.” The question is: does moderation accomplish real change -- or is it a smokescreen for the status quo? When it comes to achieving racial equality, what’s worked and what hasn’t?
Family migration and the politics of incivility Separating immigrant families at the border may be something new, but the US has never extended the “Good Neighbor Policy” to Central America. Clinton and Bush discouraged newcomers, and Obama was called, “Deporter in Chief.” We’ll provide context ignored in mainstream media coverage.
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