Also: An update on the L.A. River: Is it possible to beautify a city, without making it a playground for the elite? RICHARD KREITNER reports on the threat of gentrification of the riverbanks. He wrote about it this week for The Nation.
And TOM FRANK looks at the Democrats from the 1990s to the present and asks, whatever happened to the party of the people? His new book is Listen, Liberal.