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FPO LA

If there could be one positive thing to come out of the San Bernardino tragedy, I would hope that it would be that the US Department of State consider re-opening a Foreign Press Office here, which Bush's State Department shut down a little over a decade ago. (Reagan had opened the old LA FPO in advance of the LA Olympics). The US only has two FPOs now (which it now calls "Foreign Press Centers") in New York and Washington. We're a far bigger country than that; California is a far bigger economy than that, and the western half of the USA is of more interest to the world than that. The dialog that local media used to have with foreign media sharpened coverage of such events, and not only of tragedies, but of global general interest too: we produce many Nobel laureates in these parts, for instance; we launch many satellites; we write much of the world's code. Let's not continue to keep the world in the dark about what goes on in California: bring back the LA FPO!