FROM Les Carpenter
Millions of Tax Payers Dollars Spent on Pro-Sports Patriotism Elaborate celebrations of America’s military are common at professional sports events. It turns out that the leagues are being paid by the Pentagon -- with your money. Arizona’s Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake are staunch conservatives. McCain was a POW during the war in Vietnam. But he and Flake have released a report harshly critical of the Pentagon’s spending of taxpayer money to pay for patriotism. We hear more from Les Carpenter, who writes about sports for the Guardian US .
Free speech and the ideological fight for college campuses Conservatives claim that American colleges and universities are bastions of liberal orthodoxy, shielding students from alternative ways of thinking. What better place for a protest than UC Berkeley? What better agent of controversy than Ann Coulter?
Future of the Palestinians as Trump welcomes Abbas President Trump says there's "no reason there can't be peace" between Israel and the Palestinians… but the first step will have to be unity between the West Bank and Gaza. Are the Palestinian Authority and Hamas any closer to speaking with one voice?
Trump, the GOP and the rule of law Conservatives — and some Republicans — are criticizing the President for "the mess he made" in firing FBI Director James Comey. We hear about a potential successor, the possibility of "obstruction of justice" and the constitutional separation of powers.