The Great Debate

Obama’s worthy EPA nominee deserves support

April 9, 2013

The era of “simple” environmental problems is over. Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state regulators face issues, like climate change, that are complex from all angles: scientific, economic and political. At the same time, some of the EPA’s regulatory tools—like the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), a law that was crafted decades ago—are cumbersome or inadequate. And there is virtually no chance that our gridlocked Congress will come to the rescue and agree on how to modernize reforms.

Will McAfee turn Intel inside out?

August 19, 2010

CES/The following is a guest post by Robert Cringely, who has been writing about technology since 1987 and blogging since 1997. His work can be read at his blog. The views expressed are his own.

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Apple-Google learn Corporate Governance 1.0

August 3, 2009

LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - The resignation of Google CEO Eric Schmidt from Apple's board should come as no surprise to anyone with an inkling of what corporate governance means.

China’s Web filtering starts in the West

July 1, 2009

Eric Auchard— Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own —

The Chinese government has backed away from mandating filtering software on all personal computers in China, in a move that averts a dangerous escalation in its censorship powers.