FROM Renee White Fraser
What About the Drought? Every inch of California has officially been impacted by the drought. But what are we doing about it? Farmers in the Central Valley are being forced to cut back on irrigation and choose between crops. Yet, here in Southern California, our reservoirs are still in good shape. We’re not being forced to stop taking long showers or watering our lawns -- at least, not yet. So, what will it take for Angelenos to change our habits? Are billboards and TV ads enough?
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.