FROM Emily Peck
Will Paternity Leave Go Mainstream? The idea that new fathers should be given time off to bond with their babies has been gaining steam with US employers. Now Facebook founder Mark Zukerberg may be giving it new momentum. “Studies show that when working parents take time to be with their newborns, outcomes are better for the children and families.” Those are the words of billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, announcing that he’s taking two months off from his work at Facebook. All other new parents at his company will be paid to take four months off. Emily Peck has been writing about paternity leave for the Huffington Post .
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
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?
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.