FROM Walter Moore
Measure H: Affordable Housing General Obligation Bonds It takes a salary of $100,000 to buy a median-priced home in Los Angeles and supporters of Measure H say that's out of reach for teachers, construction workers and nurses. Measure H would permit the city to issue $1 billion in bonds to provide 10,000 new homes and rental units from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund . Is Measure H a $1 billion gift to developers?
"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."
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?