Society and politics
The Video Game Revolution: "Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked" by Henry Jenkins | PBS
The availability of video games has led to an epidemic of youth violence.
On The Media-- OFF-YEAR COVERAGE
The President gave a major speech on Wednesday, and TV news reacted. For every story there's a formula, whether earthquake, missing child, sex scandal or State of the Union, but this event was none of those. So the anchors reached into their bags and pulled out the mode that fit the best - campaign reporting. They covered the plan for victory in Iraq as a stump speech.
How we should judge torture - Los Angeles Times
Naturally, human rights groups are appalled by the suggestion that harsh treatment is ever justified. Similarly, blogger Andrew Sullivan dismisses the ticking time bomb as a "red herring" and argues that "you cannot raise or lower the moral status of mass murderers with respect to torture. The only salient moral status with respect to torture is that the mass murderers are human beings."
World News Article | Reuters.co.uk
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev won re-election by a landslide on Monday, official preliminary results showed, but the opposition in the former Soviet republic alleged vote-rigging.
iDNES.cz - NovÃ½ zÃ¡kon pÅesnÄ urÄ?uje, co je sexuÃ¡lnÃ obtÄÅ¾ovÃ¡nÃ
NovÃ½ trestnÃ zÃ¡kon, kterÃ½ pÅijali poslanci tento tÃ½den, zavÃ¡dÃ trestnÃ½ Ä?in, kterÃ½ pÅesnÄ definuje sexuÃ¡lnÃ obtÄÅ¾ovÃ¡nÃ. Od ledna 2007 bude za sexuÃ¡lnÃ obtÄÅ¾ovÃ¡nÃ bude hrozit od 6 mÄsÃcÅ¯ do 8 let vÄzenÃ.