George W. Bush believed that God wanted to make him President. We can only guess what President Trump thinks about God’s role in his election.
Last Monday the Senate Republicans confirmed Wall Street predator Steve Mnuchin to oversee America’s financial industry. Across the country, bankers and hedge fund managers poured champagne while showing clips of Michael Douglas’ “greed is good” speech from the film Wall Street.
President Trump already has some congressional Republicans worried about his ability to stay on message. But the president’s federal government hiring freeze sends an age-old conservative message loud and clear.
The author Sam Keen once told me that James Donaldson was the only person he ever knew who became a social worker because he needed the money. But when Donaldson shaped this city – and changed my life – social work was still in his distant future.
How people traveled to the Women’s March in downtown Los Angeles was itself extraordinary and could make January 21 the date that transit re-established its role as central to the L.A. experience.