FROM Joseph Crosby
California's 'Crippling' Business Taxes Are Not That High When California business people meet, the talk often turns to how tough the state is on business. That's also a favorite theme of politicians, Democrats as well as Republicans. Now comes the Council on State Taxation — or COST -- a business-friendly group led by senior executives of Chevron and General Electric. It concludes that the biggest state in the union is right in the middle when it comes to taxes. Joseph Crosby is the senior director of policy.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
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?