FROM Chuck Lindell
Federal Courts Strike Down Two Texas Voting Laws For opponents of voter ID laws, a victory in Texas. For the second time in three days, a federal court ruled that Texas violated the Voting Rights Act, by enacting a voter ID law that improperly limits the ability of minority citizens to cast a ballot. Texas will appeal the decision, which prevents the state from enforcing its voter ID law in the November election. Chuck Lindell reports for the Austin American Statesmen .
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
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?