FROM Joe Flint
A Crackdown on your Favorite Waze Shortcut? All over Southern California, formerly sleepy neighborhoods are now crowded with traffic — all because the smartphone app Waze has become so popular with desperate commuters. Now there's a blowback from residents, and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation may be forced to take action. That's according to Joe Flint, who covers LA for the Wall Street Journal .
Is Time-Warner Cable Monopolizing the Dodgers? Major League Baseball means Big Money: In the next 25 years, the Dodgers will get more than $8 billion from Time-Warner Cable. But it only serves 30% of the LA market. So far, no other major distributor will pay what Time-Warner’s asking to show the games, which leaves 70% of the LA market blacked out. Is Time-Warner cable monopolizing the Dodgers?
Aereo Takes on Broadcast Juggernauts, Future of TV During oral arguments at the US Supreme Court today, lawyers for Aereo claimed its antenna is the next big thing in communications technology. Fox TV, CBS and other broadcasters testified that Aereo is stealing their product and that it could destroy their business. The Obama Administration agreed . Could a tiny antenna the size of a dime change the multi-billion dollar television industry forever? Joe Flint is media reporter for the Los Angeles Times .
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?
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.