In general, the Arab world connects the war in Iraq with the broader Muslim world. So, what will be the meaning of Saddam Hussein's unseating to the broader Arab world? Is this seen as an extension of colonialism? Will the loss of the war in Iraq engender more fanaticism? Is this about a "loss of face" in the Arab psyche? Joining host Larry Mantle is Peter David, Foreign Editor of The Economist. Mr. David's latest article warns that "even a polite victory over a reviled dictator will end up humiliating the Arabs." Also, joining Larry is Dr. Aslam Abdullah, editor-in-chief of The Minaret, Imam Al-Qazwini, Imam of the Islamic Center in Costa Mesa, and Dr. Mahmoud Abdel-Baset, director of religious affairs of the Islamic Center of Southern California.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he will block enforcement of new measures that make it easier to dismantle homeless encampments. Also, Covered California will collect data on prescriptions, doctor visits and hospital stays, a move that has stirred serious concerns about data protection and privacy. Then, has hitchhiking become obsolete in today’s America?
The Supreme Court is now slated to revisit the issue of mandatory union fees for non-union members. Also, Gov. Jerry Brown today signed into law one of the toughest school vaccine restrictions in the country. Then, the Los Angeles district attorney announced Monday that a team of veteran prosecutors will begin reviewing wrongful conviction claims from state prisoners who present new evidence of their innocence.
The Supreme Court is reinforcing the death penalty, upholding Arizona's congressional redistricting process and limiting the President’s power to limit pollution from power plants. Also, many conservative lawmakers are saying the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage is a violation on religious freedom laws. Then, South Carolina gun control activists hope to tackle the region's permissive gun law.
We are tracking reaction across social media this morning, and already we are seeing a lot of big and important names come out and share their thoughts on the Supreme Court’s ruling. Then, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang and Peter Rainer review this week’s new releases including “Max,” “Ted 2,” “A Little Chaos,” and more. TGI-Filmweek!
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