DC DISPATCH--It used to be standard practice to record conversations between our President and foreign leaders.
‘WE HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY’--Freedom (to lie) isn’t free. For the campaign to re-elect Donald Trump it costs $1.5 million a week. And that’s just last week’s tab.
WHEN ENOUGH IS ENOUGH--Mazel Tov! We made it to Trump’s 1,000th year day!
PLANNING WATCH-When even the Los Angeles Times questions Eric Garcetti ‘s high profile international role on climate change, you know that there is a mystery afoot.
EASTSIDER-In a less rowdy but still very well attended GPNC meeting, it became increasingly clear that the City’s (and County Public Health) proposed rules regarding street vending are simply not ready for prime time.
ALPERN AT LARGE--For those of us who remember the Cold War, the influence of Western civilization was supposed to crack the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall with the messages of freedom of speech and religion, capitalism, entrepreneurism, and the plight of the ordinary man or woman.
FOREIGN POLICY OFF THE CUFF--Turkey’s Syrian venture is rapidly turning sour from President Erdogan’s point of view.
LGBTQ JUSTICE-As a newly out lesbian, I couldn’t help but watch the recent Supreme Court hearings on employment rights for LGBTQ people, and a recent Democratic presidential candidate town hall on LTBTQ issues, and think: “I’m sorry, what?”
MY TURN-I support Elizabeth Warren and most of the ideas of the other Democratic Party candidates, but I'm saddened that in the most recent televised debate, Warren and the others continued to allow the conversation on Single Payer Healthcare to be framed by false information.
DEMOCRACY NOW-We speak with investigative reporter Aaron Glantz about his new book “Homewreckers.”