FROM Carlton Reid
How bicycles paved the way for better roads in America Back before the 110 freeway was clogged with cars, it was a toll road for bikes. The ribbon was cut on the first leg of California Cycleway on January 1st, 1900. But the bicycle craze of the 1890s went bust when the king car came to town. The California Cycleway is just one example of how bicycles paved the way for better roads in America. As Los Angeles grapples with how to change our attitudes about who owns the road in our city, what can we learn from the history of cycling and infrastructure?
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."
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.