FROM Joel Johnson
Rationale Behind the iPhone Price Cut Few gadgets have received as much hype as Apple's iPhone . Just introduced three months ago, people lined up for hours despite the cellphone's whopping top price of $599. Now, Apple's stock price has tumbled following a $200 price cut for the phone. Has Steve Jobs got more up his sleeve? Freelance journalist Joel Johnson, who writes about technology on BoingBoing.net , has an update on the iPhone, the electronics market and Apple's virtual music venture with Starbucks.
"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."
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.