FROM Glenn Frankel
'The Searchers' in History and on Screen On a Spring day in Texas in 1836, a band of Comanche raiders attacked a white settlement and made off with five captives, including nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker. She spent 25 years with the tribe before being forcibly "rescued" by her family. A new book follows the story from legend to novel to John Wayne movie . Glenn Frankel was a reporter and editor at the Washington Post for nearly 30 years. Now Director of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, he's the author of the new book, The Searchers : The Making of an American Legend.
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 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.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.