This fall, Fox is bringing Steven Spielberg’s 2002 movie “Minority Report” to the small screen. Adapting the Tom Cruise-led film for television involved figuring out how to improve upon the innovative technology featured in the movie’s futuristic setting and determining a workable narrative structure.Read More
A funny thing happened while the world financial markets shuddered in panic this week. A range of indicators about the U.S. economy, the world’s largest, showed a recovery that’s continuing to gain steam.
A township official says a proposal that would allow municipalities in New Jersey to set their own minimum wages would be plausible, and likely passable. But he’s not convinced it’s the most effective way to raise the minimum wage.
Texas police are searching for a man who shot a female driver in the head after she honked at him on Friday. The 28-year-old victim told officials she honked at a white SUV while trying to get on the freeway to go to work .
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear BP’s appeal of the agreement forcing the company to pay billions of dollars to businesses deemed hurt in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. That means the oil giant must continue to make the payments under the agreement it signed after the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
No jurisdiction has implemented a comprehensive recording requirement for all police activities. But it could be done. The technology exists to cheaply and easily document all aspects of a police investigation. Given the advantages of using it, why hasn’t such recording technology been more widely adopted?
Questions about where and when Obama should weigh in, and what he should say about race and policing, persist. As the first African-American president, Obama, who is often looked to for reassurance in poor and minority communities, confronts expectations that are different from any previous president.
The federal government should listen to the same popular voices that the states have heard. Marijuana is a drug of choice for millions, which like alcohol may be used moderately or abused. But for those afflicted with the many serious illnesses for which marijuana supplies substantial relief, it is a drug of compassion.
More than 50 years after Birmingham, America’s race problems are again front-page news, from London to Baghdad, Beijing to Tehran — and trumpeted to the remotest mountaintops via Arab-language radio and television stations. Russia, China and ISIS are all crowing on social media about American “hypocrisy.”
A new report by the United Nations says that up to 60 percent of young people in developing regions are not working or in school. More than 500 million of them survive on less than $2 per day with little means to rise out of their situation. Young women are disproportionately affected by poverty.