AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL—Just when the Trumpster had you convinced that Americans had lost that touch of humility that once accompanied its braggadocio, along comes a life altering crisis and an airplane full of heroes … and humility. Gives us pause. Maybe our DNA hasn’t been totally rewritten. Maybe there is hope. Take a look. Let me know what you think.
PRESENT TENSE--The most controversialstate housing bill in recent memory died with a pretty resounding thud.
ALPERN AT LARGE--Despite the attempts of sneaky and agenda-driven idiots, ideologues, and creepy developers to ruin the good that transportation does for an economy, and for civilization, we're now getting into the BORING, the TUNNELING portion of our mass/rapid transit efforts for 21st-Century Los Angeles.
EASTSIDER-Mayor Garcetti got ahead of a critical vote by the Metropolitan Water District over the Delta Tunnels, aka WaterFix, with his very own Daily Newsarticle about a New Mulholland moment. If you believe his tale, I know where the Tooth Fairy lives.
President Donald Trump attacked California on Thursday for doing what he and his administration asked it to do: agreeing to deploy state National Guard members to help the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.
FIRST PERSON-Could somebody explain to me why an unprovoked and senseless attack by Salman Abidi in 2017 on an audience of predominantly innocent children watching an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England is called “terrorism,” while systematic government-sanctioned unprovoked attacks on predominantly innocent children in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and elsewhere are referred to as "collateral damage"?