FROM Vincent Bonsignore
Have the LA Rams Found the Face of Their Franchise? News broke earlier this month that the Rams gave up the kitchen sink to move into the first draft spot, opinions were split. But how soon can LA expect results? And can the city be patient with so many other entertainment options in town?
Stadium Pandemonium Today, the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers announced that they plan to build a stadium together in the City of Carson. In a press conference this morning, the N.F.L. and Carson laid out plans for a stadium, right across the 405 freeway from Ikea. Of course, this isn’t the only NFL stadium plan in town. Stan Kroenke, owner of the St. Louis Rams, has bought land in Inglewood, next to the Forum, and has been talking about building a stadium there and bringing the Rams back to L.A. Are we about to go from zero to three NFL teams?
NFL Stadium Design Plans for Downtown LA Today's local newspapers showed three alternate renderings of a football stadium that might be located next to the Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles. It would be built by Anschutz Entertainment , which owns Staples Center. But there's competition with another site in the City of Industry. Furthermore, the National Football League is a long way from deciding to return to Los Angeles. Vincent Bonsignore is assistant sports editor at the Los Angeles Daily News .
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
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.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?