Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times
Military and police forces have used water-dropping helicopters and water canons in a desperate effort to cool down the spent fuel rods now exposed to the air at Japan's Fukushima…
Mar. 17, 2011from To the Point
Three days of mourning are over and the Olympic torch relay has resumed, but the earthquake aftermath will trouble China for years to come. More than 51,000 have died and 29,000 are…
May. 22, 2008from To the Point
Senate Bill 50 would force LA to allow more housing near public transit. It cleared a committee hearing in Sacramento on Tuesday.
Apr. 25from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Billionaire Nicolas Berggruen’s plan to revamp democracy and put capital in the hands of the people has one glaring blindspot.
May. 3from Scheer Intelligence
Hollywood's triumph in the global culture wars is a serious cause for concern at a time in which conglomerates and uniformity reign, argues French scholar Violaine Roussel.
May. 24from Scheer Intelligence
The great majority of Israel’s problems would be solved if the nation were able to establish lasting peace with its neighbors, says journalist and filmmaker Mariam Shahin.
Apr. 19from Scheer Intelligence
But will they hold him in contempt of Congress?
May. 3from Left, Right & Center
Get ready for more debate about health insurance as Trump runs for re-election. Democratic hopefuls are debating reforms while Republicans accuse them of “socialized medicine.”
May. 9from To the Point
Big Tech is a benefit to the modern world. But unlimited data collection may lead to unlimited power.
May. 2from To the Point
Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is running for the Democratic nomination for president.
May. 10from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Democrats are divided: impeachment now or further investigations? Top aides don’t do what the president tells them.
Apr. 25from To the Point