News: ‘Madman Theory’ of foreign policy working — so far: Charles Krauthammer

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

‘Madman Theory’ of foreign policy working — so far: Charles Krauthammer

At the heart of Donald Trump’s foreign policy team lies a glaring contradiction. On the one hand, it is composed of men of experience, judgment and traditionalism. Meaning, they are all very much within the parameters of mainstream American internationalism as practiced since 1945. Practically every member of the team – the heads of State, Homeland Security, the CIA, and most especially Defense Secretary James Mattis and national security adviser H.

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Electrifying debate over bullet train funding

As if things were not difficult enough for the troubled California high-speed rail project, they just got even harder – and that’s a good thing for taxpayers.

Since its inception, the project has been plagued by overly optimistic – and frequently changing – assumptions on everything from project cost to financing to ridership to route selection to ticket prices to the expected date of operation.

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If public schools can’t compete, let them fail: Letters

If public schools can’t compete, let them fail

Re “Should tax money pay for private schools?" (Question of the Week, Feb. 6):

The proper question is, “Should tax money designated for education go to parents so that they can make the best education choice for their children?"

Wealthy parents can already make this choice.

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Endorsement: Jesse Creed is best choice for L.A. City Council District 5

The incumbent in next month’s election in Los Angeles City Council District 5 has been in politics since before his leading opponent was born.

It’s time for a change in the district that stretches from the San Fernando Valley community of Encino to L.A.’s Westside.

We recommend a vote for Jesse Creed on March 7.

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