FROM Greg Nichols
The Doughnut King of Southern California Dunkin’ Donuts is an East Coast food chain that’s trying to establish itself in California. Two previous efforts haves been held back by a network of independent doughnut stores in mini-malls all over the state. They’re owned and operated by Cambodian immigrants — the successors of an enterprising character who’s won fortunes and lost them, named Ted Ngoy. He’s the subject of a story in the California Sunday Magazine called, “ Dunkin' and the Doughnut King ,” by Greg Nichols, author of, Striking Gridiron : A Town’s Pride ad Teams Shot at Glory During the Biggest Strike in American History.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
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.
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.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."