November Ballot; Border Control; the Little City that Couldn’t

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One of Governor Schwarzenegger's proudest achievements will get a test in November. Why are US troops being sent to the Arizona border when violent crime is declining? Also, cities need insurance, too. That's why Maywood is all but out of business. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, President Obama has replaced Stanley McChrystal with David Petraeus to command US troops in Afghanistan.  But the strategy remains the same, despite growing skepticism.

Banner image: A sign on the doors of Maywood City Hall announces that it will be closed on Fridays on June 23, 2010. Facing a $450,000 budget deficit, the City Council approved the most drastic action yet of any California city to wrest control of its fiscal crisis by firing all its employees, disbanding its police department and contracting out its entire municipal operations to a neighboring city. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images



Warren Olney