FROM Peter Nichols
Does LA Need New Rules for Feeding the Homeless? Homelessness is on the decline in America — but not in LA, where it's increased by 27% over last year. Local groups have been feeding the homeless in public places, including skid row. There and in other neighborhoods, residents have complained. Now, City Council members Tom LaBonge and Mitch O'Farrell are proposing a requirement to move food lines indoors.
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
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.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.