Eight buns, eight wieners, eight channels

If it’s absurd to require newspapers to sell their news, sports, and business sections separately so that consumers can get just what they want, how is forcing cable TV to offer channels “a la carte” any less nuts?

Separation anxiety

Michelle McCusker, a 26-year-old preschool teacher from Long Island, recently found herself in an uncomfortable, if not exactly unprecedented, position. She was pregnant and single, with a shotgun wedding not

Trading places on Roe

Judge Samuel Alito’s smooth road to the Supreme Court hit a bump last week as a 1985 memo penned by him while at the Department of Justice surfaced. In that

Who’s afraid of big business?

A close examination of the political scene in Washington suggests that conservatives have far more reason to be upset with big business influence over government, while liberals ought to be pleased in some cases.

An analog armageddon?

Hollywood movies are replete with bad guys nefariously plotting to control the world, but these days, music and movie industry associations are looking awfully like power-hungry villains themselves as they attempt to assert control over the devices that play and record their content.

Giving Democrats rope

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Nov. 18 — The beautiful 77-degree weather aside, it’s something of a shame that I wasn’t in Washington today to see a rare brilliant move by the

Sony Music’s spyware

Sony Music’s spyware

Security researchers recently discovered that digital rights management (DRM) software bundled with some of Sony BMG CDs will, among other things, send information about the user’s listening habits back to remote servers. This is simply not a good business strategy. Smart businesses treat their customers as cherished assets.