FROM Robert Hernandez
Mass Exodus at the LA Times The latest buyout of news room veterans at the LA Times has a former editor saying, the "loss of knowledge and wisdom" makes you want to cry." That's according to Kevin Roderick, who has access to a closed Facebook group where the names are being discussed. Kevin himself once worked at the paper. He's creator of LA Observed online and a familiar voice on KCRW.
Border security and campaign promises President Trump has promised tightened borders and a big beautiful wall. Guest host Barbara Bogaev looks at two tent-poles of the President's immigration policy: extreme vetting of visa applicants and building the US-Mexico border wall.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.