FROM David Yale
Budget Woes Could Stop Transportation Projects in Their Tracks Two major construction projects under way in Los Angeles could be stopped in their tracks, according to today's Daily News . Bus riders in the San Fernando Valley are well aware that the Orange Line busway is being extended . Commuters on the 405 know that it's being widened to include a so-called high occupancy lane. David Yale is Deputy executive officer for countywide regional planning and development at LA Metro .
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.