German Lopez is a senior reporter at VOX. He covers race, crime, guns, drugs, and LGBTQ issues.
More than 70,000 people died in the U.S. from drug overdoses in 2017. More than two-thirds of them involved opioids. The numbers from 2018 appear to be just as bad.
Jan. 10from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Drug overdose become the leading cause of death in America, and President Trump has declared a "national emergency."
Sep. 29, 2017from To the Point
This week, we moved a lot closer to a court challenge that could significantly reduce or eliminate constitutional protections for abortion rights.
May. 17from Left, Right & Center
17-year-old Lupe Felix used to go to high school in Boyle Heights, but she moved to Tijuana last summer to live with her mom, who was deported.
Jun. 10from Greater LA
President Trump on the National Climate Assessment: “I don’t believe it.” Now he’s ordered federal agencies to downplay evidence-based predictions.
Jun. 3from To the Point
California State Senator Scott Wiener’s controversial housing bill, SB 50, has been shelved for debate until next year.
May. 17from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Susie Linfield traces the history behind what she views as a leftist abandonment of Zionism by Jewish intellectuals such as Noam Chomsky and Hannah Arendt.
May. 31from Scheer Intelligence
A deep-seated denial of the racist, colonial roots of gun rights in the U.S. underlies the left’s flawed approach to domestic arms control.
Jun. 14from Scheer Intelligence
LA’s homeless population grew by 16% in the city last year. Homelessness is up by 40% in Orange County, and 17% in San Francisco.
Jun. 5from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
For the first time since 1972, California Democrats are positioned to make a difference. Fourteen candidates showed up for the party convention in San Francisco.
Jun. 5from To the Point
Jet aircraft contribute 2% of all greenhouse gases--raising challenging questions. Is there a moral obligation to travel less? What are the alternatives to going by plane?
Jun. 17from To the Point