FROM Edina Lekovic
New promises today to bring the nation together Early this morning, Donald Trump found himself President-Elect of the United States in an upset victory over Hillary Clinton — who he threatened to put in jail if he were elected. In a rare tone of conciliation, he gave credit to his opponent.
Is Campaign Rhetoric Contributing to Increased Islamophobia? Terrorist incidents from Florida to California have increased fear, and Donald Trump has made that central to his campaign, while Hillary Clinton says diversity makes us safer, and mosques around the country are opening their doors to non-believers in the hope of increasing understanding. With immigration one of the major topics for tonight’s final presidential debate, we’ll look at Donald Trump’s call for banning people from Muslim countries in the interests of national security. But, with hate crimes on the rise, is he also stoking a strain of Islamophobia that can also lead to violence?
Peter King's Hearings on Radical Islam in America New York's Peter King will open committee hearings tomorrow on what he calls silent extremism among Muslim-Americans. The Republican Congressman says his hearings will be "thoughtful, meaningful and very fair." But he's been accused of a witch hunt comparable to the famous McCarthy hearings into Communism in the 1950's. Edina Ledovic is Director of Policy and Programming at the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Los Angeles.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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?
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.