FROM Joshua Foust
Edward Snowden’s Revelations Keep On Coming New disclosures from National Security Agency files show contact lists from Americans’ e-mail and instant-message accounts are being scooped up. More and more countries are outraged by news that their top officials were spied on. We now know the NSA helped the CIA find targets from drones. Last week Edward Snowden said he wants to help the US and protect its citizens, and a group of whistle-blowers went to Russia to give him an award. We’ll update the latest uncovered secrets and hear different views of Snowden, the fugitive leaker who’s trying to craft his own public image.
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.
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.
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.