FROM Rick Quan
The New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin and 'Linsanity' Jeremy Lin was dumped by the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors, and the New York Knicks sent him down to the D League. The Harvard graduate was barely warming the bench in the NBA until the Knicks' coach had nobody else to bring against their cross-town rivals, the New Jersey Nets. The result was 25 points and seven assists. In the next five games, he's been a starter who's giving new life to a depleted franchise and providing a role model nationwide. Rick Quan is a sportscaster for KGO-TV in San Francisco, with a website called AsianAmericanSports.com .
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.
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?
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
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.