Michael Mishak

Los Angeles Times

Guest

Sacramento reporter for the Los Angeles Times; former political reporter for the Las Vegas Sun

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Proposition 32  on next month's ballot is generating big money and deluge of campaign commercials.

What's Behind the Fight over Proposition 32?

Proposition 32 on next month's ballot is generating big money and deluge of campaign commercials.

from Which Way, L.A.?

To give the western states a louder voice, the Democrats will hold nominating caucuses in Nevada in January, before the New Hampshire primary.

Front-Loading the Primaries

To give the western states a louder voice, the Democrats will hold nominating caucuses in Nevada in January, before the New Hampshire primary.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Next year's presidential primary process may be over exactly one year from today as big states and little states compete to become more important.

Will Voters Be Singing Christmas Carols in New Hampshire?

Next year's presidential primary process may be over exactly one year from today as big states and little states compete to become more important.

from To the Point

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“Midnight Traveler” tells the harrowing story of Afghani director Hassan Fazili and his family’s displacement as filmed on their cell phones.

from Scheer Intelligence

Students are cutting class, and workers are striking worldwide.   At the UN, governments will be held accountable for promises made in the Paris Accords.

from To the Point

Election officials in LA County want to make voting easier, more accessible, and more secure.

from KCRW Features

Trump’s sometimes, maybe lawyer Rudy Giuliani clearly needs an attorney himself as the investigations involving the former New York City mayor mount.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

from To the Point

Lots of news this week.

from Left, Right & Center

For months, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi resisted the mounting calls from her caucus to start impeachment proceedings.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump is holding a press conference at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In a speech to the U.N.

from News Stories

Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

from To the Point