FROM Lucas Shaw
LA Times Top Editor Quits while Paper Plans More Cuts The Los Angeles Times has lost its fourth editor since the paper was sold to the Tribune Company. Russ Stanton took the job in 2008, and presided over a massive staff reduction, from 900 down to 550. Stanton resigned this week , amid reports that a new round of cuts is in store. Lucas Shaw is media reporter for The Wrap.com .
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.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.