FROM Julie Spezia
Proposition 1C: Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006 More and more Californians can't afford to live here any more, but there's heated debate about what to do. Affordable housing bonds on next month's State and Los Angeles City ballots are aimed at the elderly, low-income families, the homeless and battered women. Governor Schwarzenegger and the legislature want approval of $2.8 billion in bonds to provide affordable housing for seniors and low-income families, as well as shelters for homeless people and battered women. Can California afford the new debt and the money to pay it off?
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.
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?
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?