FROM Adam Sieff
How Neighborhood Councils Could Save Los Angeles Today's election turnout undoubtedly will be very low, and that's a reminder that Los Angeles is a city so fragmented — complete with a mountain range down the middle — that self-government is a challenge. Two young men who grew up in different parts of Los Angeles didn't know each other until they went back east to college. Since then they've both worked on Capitol Hill, and are now second-year students at Stanford Law School. Adam Sieff, who grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and Salvador Perez, who comes from View Heights neighborhood near LAX, recently collaborated on a blog post on LA Observed.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.