FROM Bob Erlenbusch
Homeless Protest at City Hall Homeless advocates are establishing a tent city on the south lawn of City Hall, and Mayor Villaraigosa tried to steal their thunder with an op-ed piece in today's Los Angeles Times. Villaraigosa said he's doing his best to provide supportive, affordable housing, but that LA's homeless problem is so big that even a billion dollars is a drop in the bucket. Bob Erlenbusch is Executive Director of the LA Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness .
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.