FROM Craig Settles
Is It Time for All of Us to Just Link Up? Mayor Villagraigosa wants Wi-Fi for all of Los Angeles, so even the poorest people could go on the Internet anywhere, any time. He says that low-cost, high-speed Internet access for everybody would close the digital divide, provide better access to government services, and keep LA on the cutting edge of the Information Age. Will it take off like it did in Philadelphia or run into roadblocks, as it has in tech-savvy San Francisco ? Would it also turn the LAPD into Big Brother and disconnect people from other human beings? We hear the pros and cons.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?