Politics

The CDC is recommending that all Americans should wear cloth masks or other face coverings if they go out in public — amid new concerns that infected people with no symptoms can still…

from Design and Architecture

The U.S. response to the international criminal court’s decision to permit an investigation into the Afghanistan War highlights the profound danger America poses to the world.

from Scheer Intelligence

Are the president’s daily coronavirus briefings standing in for his high-energy rallies?

Front row at the Trump show

Are the president’s daily coronavirus briefings standing in for his high-energy rallies?

from Left, Right & Center

President Trump has finally changed course, seeing COVID-19 as no longer a “hoax.” Experts predict the pandemic could kill up to 200,000 Americans.

Trump finally sees coronavirus as a pandemic. Will he take responsibility or leave that up to governors?

President Trump has finally changed course, seeing COVID-19 as no longer a “hoax.” Experts predict the pandemic could kill up to 200,000 Americans.

from To the Point

When the president downplays a pandemic or implies aid to states are being withheld until governors say nice things about him, can he be sued?

If President Trump gives bad advice, can you sue him?

When the president downplays a pandemic or implies aid to states are being withheld until governors say nice things about him, can he be sued?

In an announcement on Monday, the Sheriff’s Department said an inmate at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility tested positive for COVID-19, and that inmate was removed from his…

How COVID-19 is affecting California’s prison system after inmates, employees test positive

In an announcement on Monday, the Sheriff’s Department said an inmate at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility tested positive for COVID-19, and that inmate was removed from his…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Damon Lindelof (of “Lost” fame) created HBO’s “Watchmen,” which puts a modern spin on the 1987 graphic novel.

HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ gets political, divides comic book fans

Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Damon Lindelof (of “Lost” fame) created HBO’s “Watchmen,” which puts a modern spin on the 1987 graphic novel.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Proponents believe AB5 protects workers by giving them benefits. But some freelancers say they can’t get enough work because companies are preferring to use workers in other states.

COVID-19 pandemic complicates battle over AB5 and gig economy work

Proponents believe AB5 protects workers by giving them benefits. But some freelancers say they can’t get enough work because companies are preferring to use workers in other states.

from Greater LA

Former Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander has agreed to plead guilty to federal obstruction of justice.

Former LA City Councilman Mitchell Englander pleads guilty to obstruction of justice

Former Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander has agreed to plead guilty to federal obstruction of justice.

from KCRW Features

Every 10 years, the federal government spends three months counting everyone living in America, and uses the data to calculate political representation and allocate federal money.

How do you count Americans for 2020 Census when they’re social distancing during coronavirus?

Every 10 years, the federal government spends three months counting everyone living in America, and uses the data to calculate political representation and allocate federal money.

from Greater LA

President Trump signs a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill at the end of a very dramatic week.

What’s our prognosis?

President Trump signs a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill at the end of a very dramatic week.

from Left, Right & Center

More than 3 million people filed for unemployment last week. The Senate has unanimously passed the $2 trillion stimulus bill. The House is expected to approve it on Friday.

With 3 million Americans out of work, will $2 trillion stimulus package be enough?

More than 3 million people filed for unemployment last week. The Senate has unanimously passed the $2 trillion stimulus bill. The House is expected to approve it on Friday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The coronavirus pandemic, constitutional rights, and President Trump’s lawsuits

No time for a deposition, I’ve got a pandemic to deal with

The coronavirus pandemic, constitutional rights, and President Trump’s lawsuits

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has had a rocky relationship with L.A. County Supervisors ever since he took office.

LA Sheriff to be removed as head of emergency operations during pandemic

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has had a rocky relationship with L.A. County Supervisors ever since he took office.

from KCRW Features

Americans see coronavirus in terms of politics more than public health. Blue states are enforcing “social distancing.” Red states are reluctant.

How coronavirus reveals political differences in US

Americans see coronavirus in terms of politics more than public health. Blue states are enforcing “social distancing.” Red states are reluctant.

from To the Point

LA County is home to the largest population of jail inmates in America. Its court system said today that it will enact extreme measures for courtrooms and trials over the next 60 days.

Public health is top priority during coronavirus pandemic, LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey says

LA County is home to the largest population of jail inmates in America. Its court system said today that it will enact extreme measures for courtrooms and trials over the next 60 days.

from Greater LA

Stay at home. Stay at home. Stay at home.

Stay at home

Stay at home. Stay at home. Stay at home.

from Left, Right & Center

Justin Jangwoo Kim, a political fundraiser, has agreed to plead guilty to a federal bribery charge for helping a real estate developer pay off an LA City Councilmember.

Political fundraiser Justin Jangwoo Kim will plead guilty to bribery at LA City Hall

Justin Jangwoo Kim, a political fundraiser, has agreed to plead guilty to a federal bribery charge for helping a real estate developer pay off an LA City Councilmember.

from KCRW Features

President Trump today invoked a Cold War-era law to respond to the novel coronavirus:   
  
  “I’ve also just invoked the Defense Production Act to help facilitate distribution of…

Coronavirus economic crisis: What more can the government do to help workers?

President Trump today invoked a Cold War-era law to respond to the novel coronavirus:  “I’ve also just invoked the Defense Production Act to help facilitate distribution of…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The documentary series “Hillary” takes viewers inside Clinton’s bid for the presidency in 2016.

Hulu docuseries: Hillary Clinton as presidential hopeful, first lady, Yale student

The documentary series “Hillary” takes viewers inside Clinton’s bid for the presidency in 2016.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand