FROM Rick Eckstein
The Rams Are Moving Back to LA – or Are They? In the search for public money, National Football League owners are notorious for breaking promises — and yesterday's agreement to go back to the Los Angeles market is not yet a done deal. LA Rams fans rally at the LA Memorial Coliseum on January 11, 2016 to support the team's return to Southern California. It's been 20 years since the Rams moved from LA to St. Louis and the Raiders went back to Oakland. Yesterday, NFL owners agreed to re-locate the Rams — and possibly another team — in the LA suburb of Inglewood. Rick Eckstein warns that the celebration may be early. He's a professor at Villanova and co-author of Public Dollars, Private Stadiums: the Battle over Building Sports Stadiums .
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?