Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.
About 20 percent of registered voters in Los Angeles turn out to vote in local elections. City officials call the lack of civic engagement a “crisis,” and they’ve come up with a way to fix the problem — cash prizes.
The city’s ethics commission has supported a plan to use a random drawing to reward people who come to the ballot box. Critics say the process will debase the election process by attracting people who aren’t knowledgeable about the issues.
The president of the city’s ethics commission discusses the plan with Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti.
Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.