FROM Kieran Hannon
Google Land Purchase Legitimizes Playa Vista as Tech Hub of SoCal Google has now paid $120 million for 12 acres of vacant land in Playa Vista, creating a massive development on LA's Westside. It's a “bold move to expand in Southern California, the nation's nexus of technology and entertainment.” That's according to Andrea Chang with the LA Times . Thanks to Sasa Woodruff for production assistance.
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
"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."