FROM Paul Moran
The Kentucky Derby, the Most Exciting Two Minute in Sports The doping of race horses is likely as old as the sport itself. But the recent increase of big money appears to have led to new abuses, most conspicuously at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York. Thirty horses died there last year — a 100% increase over the previous year. The New York Times has linked those casualties to what it calls "technologically advanced gambling options" at the track's new casino. So what about the Kentucky Derby , which runs tomorrow in Bluegrass country? Paul Moran writes about horseracing for ESPN.com.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
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?
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?