FROM Christina Villacorte
County Supervisors Vote on Measure R Extension Los Angeles County voters will have a chance in November to extend Measure R , the half-percent sales tax approved overwhelmingly in 2008. It's all about public transit and is designed to speed completion of several LA Metro rail projects, including the 405 transit corridor in the Sepulveda Pass and the Subway to the Sea as far as Westwood. Christina Villacorte covered today's approval by the LA County Supervisors for the Daily News .
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
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.
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?