Morning Media Summary


Interference Unlocks Faster Mobile Data:
“While demand for wireless data grows exponentially, the supply of available radio spectrum remains stubbornly fixed. A new technology could get more from that precious resource by turning a conventional piece of engineering wisdom on its head.”

Global Warming / Environment / Energy:

Report: EPA should push ‘sustainability,’ track ‘social’ policy outcomes:
“The National Research Council (NRC) has released a report laying out a framework for the Environmental Protection Agency to incorporate sustainability into its policies this week. The report advises the EPA to make policy decisions using a three-pillar system, examining environmental, economic, and social impacts.”

Insurance / Gambling:

A-Rod’s Poker Game Is Illegal:
“Alex Rodriguez is under investigation by Major League Baseball for allegedly participating in poker games held at a record executive’s Beverly Hills mansion. has called these private affairs “illegal.” Does that mean my home poker game is against the law, too?”

Health / Safety:

Living to see 100 is just luck, not lifestyle:
“Those who are lucky enough to qualify for a telegram from the Queen have simply been dealt a good genetic hand at birth, the study indicates.”


Global stocks tumble amid recession fears:
“Stocks around the world tumbled Friday ahead of crucial U.S. jobs figures, continuing a losing streak reminiscent of the aftermath of the collapse of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers in 2008.”


Lame: Local Dem politician demands end to Obama satire in Tennessee:
“I guess Joe Armstrong must have found this satirical box of Obama Disappoint-Mints objectionable under the “personal offense” clause of the First Amendment. You know, the one in which Republicans get scolded and silenced for their violent rhetoric while Democrats call them “terrorists” and “jihadis” with “suicide vests” (via Instapundit):”


Teachers union disavows internal memo endorsing deception of parents:
“American Federation of Teachers officials have disavowed an internal report after it was posted on the union’s website following its annual conference, embedded on each of its 19 pages with the union’s logo and signed by a union official.”

Transportation/ Land Use:

Dan Walters: Jerry Brown has a way out of high-speed rail mess:
“When Jerry Brown began his first stint as governor in 1975, he soon became embroiled in an intense controversy over setting aside lanes in Los Angeles of the extremely congested Santa Monica Freeway (Interstate 10) for carpools.”