Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Kurds targeted in Turkish attack include thousands of female fighters who battled Islamic State

Kurdish fighters under attack by Turkey have described President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria as a “stab in the...
Trevor Chats with His Grandma About Apartheid and Tours Her Home, “MTV Cribs”-Style | The Daily Show

Trevor Chats with His Grandma About Apartheid and Tours Her Home, “MTV Cribs”-Style |...

In this special Self-Deportation Edition of The Daily Show, Trevor heads back to South Africa, tours the neighborhood he grew up in, talks to...
6.4 magnitude California earthquake shakes Los Angeles

6.4 magnitude California earthquake shakes Los Angeles

An earthquake with an early measure of magnitude 6.4 hit Southern California, about 150 miles north Los Angeles near Ridgecrest, California, according to the...

Voters often parrot the party line, even when polls suggest otherwise

As the 2020 election approaches, voters will see a variety of polls. Many of them will be misleading. Over time, political science has learned which...

Why Barack Obama was particularly unsuited to live up to the ideals of the...

A decade ago, in October 2009, Barack Obama learned that he had won the Nobel Peace Prize. He was uncomfortable with the prize, saying...
Los Angeles Assessor John Noguez Confronted About Corruption

Los Angeles Assessor John Noguez Confronted About Corruption

Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez was asked here in Glendale last night if he was using the Los Angeles County tax base...

Turkish attack on Syria endangers a remarkable democratic experiment by the Kurds

Turkey’s attack on Kurdish-run territory in northern Syria will likely snuff out a radical experiment in self-government that is unlike anything I have seen...

US will send migrants to El Salvador, a country that can’t protect its own...

The Trump administration is continuing its efforts to keep Central American asylum seekers away from the United States’ border. On Sept. 20 the U.S. signed...

The Latin American left isn’t dead yet

Argentina, Bolivia and Uruguay will all hold presidential elections in October. And, for now, leftists are strong contenders in all three countries. This is a...

For Russia, talk of Trump impeachment is the gift that keeps on giving

The Russians are calling it “Ukrainegate.” “I never thought I’d say it, but CNN is right,” remarked one pundit on Russia 1, the county’s most-watched...

Games blamed for moral decline and addiction throughout history

Video games are often blamed for unemployment, violence in society and addiction – including by partisan politicians raising moral concerns. Blaming video games for social...
Power Politics: Environmental Activism in South Los Angeles – Part 1

Power Politics: Environmental Activism in South Los Angeles – Part 1

Footage of the talk organized by UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) on March 3, 2010 presented by Karen Brodkin, UCLA...

Workplace sex discrimination claims are common – but they’re not making it into court

Several cases addressing whether it’s legal to fire a worker because of their sexual orientation and gender identity were taken up by the Supreme...

Cómo los huracanes fuertes benefician a los peces caribeños

Huracanes como Lorenzo, Dorian y María pueden ser desastrosos para los humanos y sus propiedades, pero algunos peces han evolucionado exitosamente en estos climas...

Investigations usually hurt a president’s public reputation – but Trump isn’t usual

Will the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump ultimately have any effect? Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi had long resisted calls for impeachment, arguing that...

Colt ends public sales of the AR-15, but gun-control advocates shouldn’t celebrate

When the Colt gun manufacturing corporation announced in September that it would stop producing its AR-15 semiautomatic rifle for sale to the general public...
Bischoff on Wrestling #9: Russ Francis pt 1, Pro Wrestling & Politics Discussion, Orton v Lesnar II

Bischoff on Wrestling #9: Russ Francis pt 1, Pro Wrestling & Politics Discussion, Orton...

Since 1984 every wrestling promoter has tried to best Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation unsuccessfully… except one, Eric Bischoff. Eric beat Vince...

The Supreme Court and refugees at the southern border: 5 questions answered

I sat in a small room in Tijuana, Mexico with a 13-year-old indigenous Mayan Guatemalan girl. She left Guatemala after a cartel murdered her friend...

Latin America shuts out desperate Venezuelans but Colombia’s border remains open – for now

Economic collapse, government repression, violence and U.S. sanctions are making life unbearable for ever more Venezuelans. Now, echoing anti-migrant rhetoric used worldwide, politicians and...

Trump’s America shines bright for Europe’s radical New Right

Donald Trump might not be as popular in Europe as Barack Obama was, but for many groups on the far-right of Europe’s political spectrum,...
Cardinal Conversations: Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel on “Technology and Politics”

Cardinal Conversations: Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel on “Technology and Politics”

Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman share their perspectives on “Technology and Politics” in a discussion moderated by Niall Ferguson at the Hoover Institution on...
Law Enforcement Failed At Charlottesville Rally, Report Says | Los Angeles Times

Law Enforcement Failed At Charlottesville Rally, Report Says | Los Angeles Times

State police and local police were unable to communicate by radio because they were on different channels, according to the report. (Dec. 1, 2017) SUBSCRIBE...
Politicon Highlights

Politicon Highlights

Highlights of Politicon 2015, held in Los Angeles. Politicon is the "unconventional political convention" featuring debates, panels, film, comedy, podcast, art - all on...

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