FROM Julie Winokur
Bringing It to the Table It all began with a conversation over dinner. Julie Winokur's teenage son told her she was the most intolerant person he knew, a shocker for a writer and documentary film producer. But Winokur decided her son was right, that she wasn't listening to people who didn't agree with her politically. A lot of planning and one successful Kickstarter campaign later, she's launched Bring it to the Table, which aims to engage Americans in civil discourse about politics in public settings across the country.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
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?