FROM John Grubb
Could a Constitutional Convention Fix California Government? Everybody agrees that Sacramento's race toward disaster is not just because the current leadership is incompetent. It's also blamed on a government structure , which has not been systematically reformed since 1879. A bipartisan group financed in part by Yahoo and Google held forums this weekend in Los Angeles and Santa Monica to drum up support for a constitutional convention .
Nationalism's appeal on both sides of the Atlantic Nationalism, Populism, concerns about immigration and outright racism are part of election campaigns from the US to Europe. We hear how today's election in Holland reflects the recent past and may forecast the future.
The defeat of ISIS: Not if… but when President Trump campaigned on promise to speed up the crushing of the so-called Islamic State. This week, the Pentagon provided a "framework" of options. We hear the pros and cons.
Cover-up or witch hunt?: The latest on the WH ties to Russia Less than two months into his Presidency, Donald Trump is struggling to get his agenda under way, making it harder himself with tweets that dominate public attention. Meanwhile, important questions are going unanswered: why have staff members and the Attorney General lied about contacts with Russian officials?