FROM Paul Tanaka
Paul Tanaka Talks Back Last year, the Citizens Commission on Jail Violence blamed both LA County Sheriff Lee Baca and Undersheriff Paul Tanaka for a "failure of leadership" that permitted a culture of deputy misbehavior including brutality against inmates of county jails. Sheriff Baca said Tanaka was responsible. Tanaka then retired and announced he would run against Baca, who's up for his fifth term in office next year. Tanaka is the current Mayor of Gardena.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
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.
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.