FROM Joe Mozingo
San Bernardino Tries to Cope after Tragedy Yesterday's mass shooting has focused attention on the city of San Bernardino and its struggle with urban decay. The identity of the killers has also cast an unwelcome light on the Muslim community in the Inland Empire.
Can Massive Warehouses Save the Inland Empire? Forty percent of the nation’s imports arrive at the Ports of LA and Los Angeles. Goods are then trucked out to the Inland Empire, to be stored in massive warehouses the size of hundreds of football fields. Local officials have spent public money luring still more so-called logistics centers—despite concerns about traffic congestion, air quality and other problems.
Thread and Bread Hundreds of federal agents descended this week on downtown LA’s Fashion District, making arrests as part of what prosecutors say is a sophisticated operation to launder money for Mexican drug cartels. Authorities took 9 people into custody, and seized more than $90 million.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
Rhetoric and brinksmanship on the Korean Peninsula For 25 years, the US has viewed North Korea's nuclear program with increasing alarm. Now President Trump says this country has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what he's actually doing… and what might come next.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.