FROM Rene Gonzalez
Parents in Uproar as LAUSD Ends Inter-district Transfers Some 12,200 students who live within the boundaries of the Los Angeles Unified School District have chosen to attend other public schools outside. Not any more. Unless they’re in senior status -- 5th, 8th or 12th grades -- or their parents work outside the District, they’ll have to come back to the LAUSD. We hear from the assistant superintendent in charge if inter-district permits and a parent of children enrolled in a neighboring school district.
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.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
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.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?