FROM Richard Mirman
More Turmoil in Local News This week, Aaron Kushner and Eric Spitz — co-owners of Freedom Communications — both resigned all their executive duties at Freedom and its subsidiary, the Orange County Register. Kushner was seen, "just a couple of years ago, as the white knight who might save all of newspapering from digital doom." That's according to Kevin Roderick of the online site LA Observed.com and a contributor to KCRW. The new man in charge at Freedom is Rich Mirman, former casino marketing executive, who's been running the Register's day-to-day operations since October.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.