FROM Jon Healey
Airbnb and the 'Sharing Economy' One consequence of Internet technology is what's called the "shared economy." One example is called Airbnb , a service based in San Francisco that connects people who want to rent rooms with people looking for places to stay. The Neighborhood Council in LA's Silver Lake District says it's time to stop.
LA to Vote on Measure L: Who Hates Libraries? All Los Angeles City Libraries are now closed two days a week. It's the first time in 140 years that not even one library is open everyday. The Mayor and City Council have the authority to give them more money, but they're asking voters to do it — without raising taxes. LA Police Chief Charlie Beck supports Measure L , but the Police Protective League is opposed because it might mean less for the LAPD. Local newspapers, the League of Women Voters and the Chamber of Commerce are also opposing Measure L. But some budget hawks are all for it. We hear from both sides.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.