FROM Jack Miles
A Strike at One of California’s Biggest Public Institutions Gets Little Attention All this week, 8,500 gardners, janitors, kitchen workers and parking attendants have been walking the picket lines on campuses of the University of California. Workers at UC hospitals have been told by their union that they can walk out if it won’t harm patient safety. The action—which is scheduled to end tomorrow—has not received a lot of attention.
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.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?