Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump's overview of the budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2018 are displayed at the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) on its release by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in Washington, U.S. March 16, 2017. (Joshua Roberts/ Reuters)
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President Donald Trump released his budget blueprint today. Proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, Housing and Urban Development, and public education could deal a painful blow to California. Trump’s blueprint is so extreme that some top Republicans are pushing back against parts of it.
Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times (@evanhalper)
Sean Hecht, UCLA Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (@seanhecht)
Steven Renehan, Shelter Partnership
Mike Genest, former Director of Finance, State of California
“Normalization” has become a liberal buzzword, pointing to the idea that having Trump in the White House is not normal. But one filmmaker believes the move away from normal began decades ago with decisions made by the rich and powerful.
Adam Curtis, Filmmaker, “HyperNormalisation”
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