FROM Connie Llano
Restraining Order Issued against Teachers' Union Strike The United Teachers of Los Angeles planned a one-day work stoppage this coming Friday to protest layoffs and class size reductions. Superintendent Ramon Cortines called it “dangerous, illegal and irresponsible.” Today, a local judge issued a restraining order. Connie Llano writes on education for the Los Angeles Daily News .
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
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.