Comcast, the nation's largest cable operator, has launched a new program aimed at reducing the digital divide, or the gap between high- and low-income communities in Internet accessibility and digital literacy.
The company says low-income families will now be able to get a fast Internet connection for $9.95 per month; the question now is whether the effort can overcome the many barriers that keep the poor from getting online.
At the White House today, President Obama criticized what he said is a view among some Republicans that they don't want to work with him on passing a jobs bill — even when many of the things he's proposing are measures they've supported in the past — because it wouldn't be good for the GOP politically:
We've been keeping up with reaction to former Vice President Dick Cheney's new memoir, In My Time. In it, the vice president has made some extraordinary claims, including that he was in charge during Sept. 11 and saying that he still supports water boarding as way to get detainees to talk.
In 2010, the Tea Party proved an influential player in American politics, helping Republicans regain a majority in the House. As the organization Tea Party Express co-hosts a GOP debate with CNN Monday, some now wonder if the movement can help a conservative candidate win the White House.
A slate of 2011 shows feature men who are unemployed or underemployed and spend lots of time playing video games. These characters aren't necessarily new, but the twist this season is that they are juxtaposed with women who are running laps around them.
Supporters of the America Invents Act say it will streamline the currently backlogged patenting process, spark innovation and create jobs. Critics are concerned the overhaul, if enacted, will unfairly advantage large companies over small inventors.
The Sept. 11 memorial at the World Trade Center opened to the public the day after the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Art historian Simon Schama explores the purpose of public memorials, what makes one successful and what many memorial designers get wrong.
Tim Okamura's exhibit "Bronx Brooklyn Queens" explores the complexity and beauty of the soulful New York City woman while imagining her rise to royalty. The collection uses graffiti-infused urban motifs. It runs for one month in N.Y. Okamura discusses inspirations for his work, and how his family's experience in Japanese internment camps has shaped him into the artist he is today.