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Leading intelligence expert on the shape of warfare to come

Leading intelligence expert on the shape of warfare to come
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“The Future of Land Warfare” by Michael O’Hanlon; Credit: Christopher Paul After the Paris attacks, President Obama vowed to intensified the country’s fight against ISIS, but said he won’t increase the number of troops on the ground in Iraq and Syria. The President’s statement is in keeping with what the country has been doing militarily, […]

Reason Foundation unveils ‘car-first’ solution to LA gridlock

Reason Foundation unveils ‘car-first’ solution to LA gridlock

A proposal from the libertarian Reason Foundation would bring more High Occupancy Toll lanes like the ones on the I-10 to Southern California.; Credit: Photo by Matt’ Johnson via Flickr Creative Commons Foundation released a plan Tuesday that aims to ease congestion in Southern California by constructing a network of toll road tunnels and expanding […]

Officer Involved: District attorneys on why officer-involved shootings are so tough to prosecute

Officer Involved: District attorneys on why officer-involved shootings are so tough to prosecute

Richard Lewis of the Santa Monica Police Department speaks to the media during a press conference on June 7, 2015 after a shooting on the Santa Monica College campus. Police shot and killed the gunman.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC In September of 2000, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced it would bring criminal charges […]

Should Muslims feel pressured to speak out about terrorism?

Should Muslims feel pressured to speak out about terrorism?

A young Muslim woman squats outside the French Embassy among candles, messages and flowers left by mourners commemorating the victims of last Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. ; Credit: Carsten Koall/Getty Images Muslim communities around the world have come out over the weekend to condemn the attacks in Paris. Here in Southern California, the Islamic […]

Claremont McKenna students want more than dean’s resignation

Claremont McKenna students want more than dean’s resignation

Timothy Woods, a sophomore at Claremont McKenna College, joins in a protest on Thursday, November 12, 2015.; Credit: Jacob Margolis/KPCC Protests over the racial climates at American universities have come to Southern California. Claremont McKenna College is the latest of numerous schools around the country where students are protesting what they say is an unpleasant […]

Actors, artists react to casting white actor as Martin Luther King, Jr.

Actors, artists react to casting white actor as Martin Luther King, Jr.

Director Will Gluck and Actors Bobby Cannavale, Quvenzhane Wallis, Sandy the Dog, Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx attend ‘Annie’ Cast Photo Call at Crosby Street Hotel.; Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images The playwright of “The Mountaintop,” a play about Martin Luther King Jr. immediately preceding his assassination, is incensed that a Kent University amateur director intentionally […]

Is it time to rethink the Supreme Court case that governs officers’ use of force?

Is it time to rethink the Supreme Court case that governs officers’ use of force?

A police officer in uniform.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC Thirty-one years ago today, citing something “amiss,” cops detained car maintenance worker Dethorne Graham as he rushed out of a convenience store in Charlotte, NC. Graham, a diabetic, had made a quick stop for orange juice when he felt an insulin reaction coming on, but abruptly left […]

Is it time to rethink the Supreme Court case that governs officers’ use of force?

Is it time to rethink the Supreme Court case that governs officers’ use of force?

A police officer in uniform.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC Thirty-one years ago today, citing something “amiss,” cops detained car maintenance worker Dethorne Graham as he rushed out of a convenience store in Charlotte, NC. Graham, a diabetic, had made a quick stop for orange juice when he felt an insulin reaction coming on, but abruptly left […]

Is it time to rethink the Supreme Court case that governs officers’ use of force?

Is it time to rethink the Supreme Court case that governs officers’ use of force?

A police officer in uniform.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC Thirty-one years ago today, citing something “amiss,” cops detained car maintenance worker Dethorne Graham as he rushed out of a convenience store in Charlotte, NC. Graham, a diabetic, had made a quick stop for orange juice when he felt an insulin reaction coming on, but abruptly left […]

Impact of Disney CEO joining Los Angeles NFL bid

Impact of Disney CEO joining Los Angeles NFL bid

The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger took part today in “Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios” presentation at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. ; Credit: Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney The company that was formed in the hopes of bringing an NFL team back to […]