FROM Chris Parker
Development in Hollywood Is On Hold The neighborhood of Hollywood has been emerging from the Great Recession. For some, it's not happening fast enough but, for others, it's too fast. Now development is on hold for at least a month. That's how long the City Council has given the Planning Department to respond to a judge's order that the updated Hollywood Community Plan is so full of "errors of fact and law" that it's "fundamentally flawed."
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
"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."
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?