FROM Ali Khedery
Retaking Mosul As much as President Obama would like to say the case is closed on Iraq, he can’t yet. ISIS now has a strong presence in the country, including controlling Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul. Last week, the White House announced that the U.S. will help Iraqi soldiers take back the city of Mosul from the terrorist group. Will that mean American boots on the ground? And what happens after that?
The Making of Maliki Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been in power since 2006. Now with the country teetering on the brink of collapse, should he stay in power? Yesterday, former British PM Tony Blair called for him to step down, though al-Maliki is refusing to go anywhere. But who is the man at the center of this? And was he the right man for the job in the first place, let alone going forward?
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.