FROM Carolyn Jones
A Showdown in Berkeley The Mayor of the City of Berkeley has apologized to the Marine Corps for the City Council’s letter saying a recruiting station is not welcome. But six US Senators are already trying to cancel earmarks that fund organic lunches for Berkeley’s public schools. Tomorrow night, the Council will meet to consider rescinding its dis-invitation.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
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?