FROM Peter Nichols
Does LA Need New Rules for Feeding the Homeless? Homelessness is on the decline in America — but not in LA, where it's increased by 27% over last year. Local groups have been feeding the homeless in public places, including skid row. There and in other neighborhoods, residents have complained. Now, City Council members Tom LaBonge and Mitch O'Farrell are proposing a requirement to move food lines indoors.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
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.