FROM Doug Irving
Racial, Partisan Tensions on Display in Tran-Sanchez Race Fourteen years ago, Democrat Loretta Sanchez upset Republican Bob Dornan in California's 47th Congressional District. It was a sign of demographic and political change in Orange County. Now Sanchez faces a challenge from Republican Assemblyman Van Tran , part of the County's Vietnamese community. Doug Irving reports for the Orange County Register .
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.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
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.