FROM Andrew Miller
Great Britain Goes Small with Austerity Measures Britain's public deficit is proportionally even bigger than that of the US, and the newly elected government promised massive cuts. In the past two days, coalition leaders have announced a 19 percent reduction , including hundreds of thousands of layoffs. Welfare's being squeezed, government workers will lose their jobs and Prime Minister David Cameron concedes that Britain will "no longer be able to deploy forces of the size seen in Iraq and Afghanistan." That's according to Andrew Miller of Economist magazine.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.