FROM Bill Hebert
Will Justice Delayed Mean Justice Denied? The legislature and Governors Schwarzenegger and Brown have vastly reduced the budget for the Third Branch of Government. This year's reduction of 10 percent, signed by Governor Brown, makes a total of 30 percent in the past three years. Tomorrow, the state's Judicial Council will meet to decide how many more workers to lay off and how many courtrooms to close.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.