Politics

Robert Scheer sits down with professor and author Benjamin Madley to talk about a little known part of California's history.

from Scheer Intelligence

This past weekend, four people were fatally shot in Los Angeles, including a 17-year-old boy killed while riding his bike.

from Greater LA

In Pennsylvania, a judge on Saturday threw out the Trump campaign’s effort claiming widespread problems with mail-in votes in the state and that some 7 million votes should be tossed.

Trump campaign has lost or withdrawn about 30 legal challenges to election 2020 results

In Pennsylvania, a judge on Saturday threw out the Trump campaign’s effort claiming widespread problems with mail-in votes in the state and that some 7 million votes should be tossed.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"Under the Constitution, the government has the power that’s necessary to stop the spread of communicable disease,” says Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Berkeley’s law school.

Protecting the public v. infringing on individual rights during a pandemic

"Under the Constitution, the government has the power that’s necessary to stop the spread of communicable disease,” says Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Berkeley’s law school.

from Greater LA

Starting Wednesday night, LA County will require restaurants to stop outdoor dining, which local health officials have linked to an uptick in new coronavirus cases.

Why COVID fatigue makes it tough to see the virus as a common threat

Starting Wednesday night, LA County will require restaurants to stop outdoor dining, which local health officials have linked to an uptick in new coronavirus cases.

from Greater LA

Josh Barro and Ken White catch us up on Sidney Powell’s status on President Trump’s legal team. And what’s going on with the Trump campaign’s lawsuit in Pennsylvania?

Practicing law on her own

Josh Barro and Ken White catch us up on Sidney Powell’s status on President Trump’s legal team. And what’s going on with the Trump campaign’s lawsuit in Pennsylvania?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Merit-based success has long been celebrated in America — the result most say of hard work and dedication.

Does a merit based society divide us into winners and losers?

Merit-based success has long been celebrated in America — the result most say of hard work and dedication.

from Life Examined

In today’s society, if you want to compete and win in the global economy you need to go to college, as Harvard University political philosophy professor Michael Sandel puts it, “what…

The myth of merit based education

In today’s society, if you want to compete and win in the global economy you need to go to college, as Harvard University political philosophy professor Michael Sandel puts it, “what…

from Life Examined

Keli Goff, Tim Carney and Christine Emba talk about the fact that almost three weeks after the election, President Trump continues to subvert his clear loss and its effect on our…

Still waiting

Keli Goff, Tim Carney and Christine Emba talk about the fact that almost three weeks after the election, President Trump continues to subvert his clear loss and its effect on our…

from Left, Right & Center

President-elect Joe Biden spoke on Thursday about President Trump’s ongoing campaign to overturn the election: “I think they’re witnessing incredible irresponsibility.

Trump is still fighting an election he lost. What it means for US democracy

President-elect Joe Biden spoke on Thursday about President Trump’s ongoing campaign to overturn the election: “I think they’re witnessing incredible irresponsibility.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Thomas Frank examines the history of American populism, and how it was distorted by Democrats and co-opted by Republicans.

Don’t Believe Anything You Were Told About Populism

Thomas Frank examines the history of American populism, and how it was distorted by Democrats and co-opted by Republicans.

from Scheer Intelligence

Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs lost his reelection bid this month. He formally conceded to his Republican challenger, Kevin Lincoln, on Tuesday. The race wasn’t even close.

Michael Tubbs, endorsed by Barack Obama, is ousted after just one term as Stockton mayor

Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs lost his reelection bid this month. He formally conceded to his Republican challenger, Kevin Lincoln, on Tuesday. The race wasn’t even close.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Foreign leaders worldwide are expecting a return to a more stable, less personality-driven American foreign policy. But that’s in two months.

Joe Biden's foreign policy record, and why he may be more popular abroad than in US

Foreign leaders worldwide are expecting a return to a more stable, less personality-driven American foreign policy. But that’s in two months.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Trouble’s been brewing at the LAPD ever since the protests over the summer, when officers were accused of using excessive force against peaceful protesters.

Discontent brews among rank-and-file officers as LAPD rejects meeting with City Hall over budget

Trouble’s been brewing at the LAPD ever since the protests over the summer, when officers were accused of using excessive force against peaceful protesters.

from Greater LA

Alex Lee has become California’s first Generation Z lawmaker, California’s first openly bisexual state lawmaker, and California's youngest Asian American state lawmaker ever.

Alex Lee, the first Gen Z lawmaker, is heading to the California State Assembly

Alex Lee has become California’s first Generation Z lawmaker, California’s first openly bisexual state lawmaker, and California's youngest Asian American state lawmaker ever.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Until late Tuesday, Christopher Krebs was the top Trump administration official overseeing election security.

Democracy: How it held up during election 2020 and what it may look like going forward

Until late Tuesday, Christopher Krebs was the top Trump administration official overseeing election security.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA County Superior Court has struggled to maintain due process, while trying to keep all the players in the courts safe and healthy during COVID-19.

Jury trials are restarting in LA. How everyone is staying safe and handling a backlog of cases

LA County Superior Court has struggled to maintain due process, while trying to keep all the players in the courts safe and healthy during COVID-19.

from Greater LA

President Trump’s legal remedies to overturn the election continue to fail, but does it even matter?

Is overturning the election results even the goal anymore?

President Trump’s legal remedies to overturn the election continue to fail, but does it even matter?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Americans of Indian descent in LA, as well as Indians worldwide, observed Diwali this past weekend.

Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, has extra meaning in 2020

Americans of Indian descent in LA, as well as Indians worldwide, observed Diwali this past weekend.

from Greater LA

In January, Emmanuel Limaco was living with his father, stepmother and his brother in a single-family home in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Sunland-Tujunga.

An impending eviction crisis threatens struggling tenants. Is rent cancellation the answer?

In January, Emmanuel Limaco was living with his father, stepmother and his brother in a single-family home in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Sunland-Tujunga.

from Greater LA