FROM Richard V. Reeves
The American dream is vanishing for millennials, say researchers Fast food executive Andrew Puzder is Donald Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary. He’s against raising the minimum wage and anticipates more jobs being lost to automation. Automation is one reason why it’s getting harder for working class people to find good jobs. A new study from Stanford, Harvard and UC Berkeley found that only half of today’s millennials can expect to earn more than their parents.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein faces an angry town hall crowd Senator Dianne Feinstein faced an angry crowd at her town hall in Los Angeles Thursday. The anger came from her would-be supporters -- people on the left. Also, a new bill wants to make it illegal for local police to cooperate with the feds who are targeting marijuana growers.
Lead poisoning hits LA County It’s been three years since the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan began. Flint residents are still drinking bottled water. In LA County, there are areas with even higher rates of lead contamination, and in places you wouldn’t expect, like wealthy San Marino.
States allowed to strip federal funds from abortion clinics President Trump signed the law allowing states to block federal funding to family planning clinics that offer abortions. Critics say this could potentially devastate the health care network that low-income women rely on for birth control and other reproductive care.