FROM April Sall
Green Power Versus Green Spaces State law requires private utilities to generate 20% of their power from renewable sources by 2010. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is exempt because it’s publicly owned , but Mayor Villagraigosa wants to meet that goal anyway. We’ll talk about that in a moment. First, the issue of building new power lines to bring geothermal power to Los Angeles from the Imperial Valley. Environmentalists are worried that the new “energy corridor” will destroy habitat on protected lands.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?