Police were urging motorists to avoid the following areas and streets in and around Los Angeles on Sunday and Monday due to Vice President Joe Biden's visit to the region. Biden was scheduled to attend a fundraiser Sunday in Beverly Hills for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's re-election campaign.
The minimum wage has been a highly debated topic in recent years, with workers in industries including fast food and retail pushing for the standard to be raised to $15 an hour. Currently, the federal minimum wage is less than half that amount, at $7.25 an hour, where it has been since 2009.
From Oct. 13-16, the FBI's Kansas City Division and several local law enforcement agencies partnered in Operation Cross Country X. "The exploitation of a child being sold for sex is an abhorrent crime preying on the innocent and vulnerable," FBI Special Agent Eric Jackson said. "The FBI is committed to aggressively investigating this threat to children across the nation and the globe.
My friend, the author and scholar Harvey J. Kaye , delivers this missive on BillMoyers.com for the 4th of July, reminding us that social democratic principles are, contrary to right wing rhetoric, not "leftist extremism," but at the very heart of the creation and evolution of America's political purpose. Social democracy is 100 percent American.