FROM Caitlin Emma
What are the White House's gun policy proposals, and where does Education Secretary DeVos stand? The White House on Sunday rolled out gun policy proposals, including giving teachers “rigorous firearms training,” tightening background checks, and banning bump stocks, among other things. But there’s no raising the minimum age to buy a gun, which Trump previously said he supported. We also look at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ stance on gun policy, and what she’s done in her term.
White House Issues Transgender Bathroom Rules for Schools The Obama Administration has stepped into the battle over the use of bathrooms by transgender students. Letters to schools across the country threaten the loss of education funding by the federal government. Dan Patrick, Lieutenant Governor of Texas, responded this morning on CNN , "We will not be blackmailed by the President's 30 pieces of silver… He’s not going to own our children… We will not sell out our government. And the state of Texas will find a way." Caitlin Emma is education reporter for Politico .
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.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
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?