FROM Anne Helen Petersen
Sony Email Hacking Scandal Deepens Angelina Jolie hasn’t had the greatest week. Not only was she snubbed by the Golden Globes for her movie “Unbroken,” but producer Scott Rudin called her a “minimally talented spoiled brat” in leaked emails to Sony studio head Amy Pascal. But should we be criticizing the news outlets that published the correspondence? What are the ethical implications of publicizing private, hacked emails?
TMZ Does It Again The Commissioner of the National Football League is now being asked to consider resigning by a US Senator. LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling had to get rid of his team. These are the consequences of the latest scoops by TMZ, the LA website, TV and radio show that started out with celebrity gossip, ruined several show-business and sports careers, and now appears to be focused on bigger game.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”