FROM Joe Mozingo
San Bernardino Tries to Cope after Tragedy Yesterday's mass shooting has focused attention on the city of San Bernardino and its struggle with urban decay. The identity of the killers has also cast an unwelcome light on the Muslim community in the Inland Empire.
Can Massive Warehouses Save the Inland Empire? Forty percent of the nation’s imports arrive at the Ports of LA and Los Angeles. Goods are then trucked out to the Inland Empire, to be stored in massive warehouses the size of hundreds of football fields. Local officials have spent public money luring still more so-called logistics centers—despite concerns about traffic congestion, air quality and other problems.
Thread and Bread Hundreds of federal agents descended this week on downtown LA’s Fashion District, making arrests as part of what prosecutors say is a sophisticated operation to launder money for Mexican drug cartels. Authorities took 9 people into custody, and seized more than $90 million.
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.