FROM Max Gomberg
The Politics of Water Restriction As California enters its fourth consecutive year of drought, we now have new, statewide emergency water restrictions. Residents across the state will have to limit how often they water their lawns. Restaurants and hotels will also have new restrictions, such as not automatically giving customers a glass of water. Meanwhile, a recent editorial by a NASA scientist says we only have a one-year supply left in our reservoirs. Why aren’t we doing more to conserve?
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
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.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?