Lexington Herald-Leader - Three years ago, cable titan John Malone — chairman of Liberty Global, the largest cable company in the world — said that when it comes to high-capacity data connections in the United States, "cable's pretty much a monopoly now."
USA Today - The National Academy of Sciences released a groundbreaking report Thursday that provides strong scientific confirmation and explanation of what we've long known about the reliability of eyewitness identifications: They're not nearly as reliable as we'd like to think.
The Daily Beast - While Congress votes this week on President Obama’s modest request for authority to train and equip Syrian rebels to battle ISIS on their territory, the legal debate most occupying the opinion columns remains more about what the President has not yet sought: broad authority to deploy American military force to seek out and destroy the terrorist group ourselves.
Huffington Post - A young unarmed black man is suspected of committing a petty theft, is confronted by a police officer and, trying to flee, he is shot in the head and killed. His grieving family and angered community turn to the legal system to vindicate his life; to stand for the idea that no system can be labeled a justice system if it ignores the killing of a young man merely on suspicion of a minor crime.
Bloomberg View - Amazon.com Inc.'s announcement last week that it would pay $970 million in cash to buy Twitch Interactive Inc., a hugely popular game-streaming service that is just over three years old, marks a key moment for telecommunications policy in the U.S. But the reason might be unexpected.