FROM Craig Settles
Is It Time for All of Us to Just Link Up? Mayor Villagraigosa wants Wi-Fi for all of Los Angeles, so even the poorest people could go on the Internet anywhere, any time. He says that low-cost, high-speed Internet access for everybody would close the digital divide, provide better access to government services, and keep LA on the cutting edge of the Information Age. Will it take off like it did in Philadelphia or run into roadblocks, as it has in tech-savvy San Francisco ? Would it also turn the LAPD into Big Brother and disconnect people from other human beings? We hear the pros and cons.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.