FROM Ronald George
Former California Chief Justice Ronald George As a young lawyer, Ronald George defended capital punishment before the US Supreme Court. As a superior court judge, he spent two years conducting the trial of Hillside Strangler Angelo Buono. As Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, he cast the deciding vote to legalize same-sex marriage — then wrote the opinion upholding Proposition 8, which restored the ban on that same practice. Those stories and more make up his 800-page oral history, Chief: The Quest for Justice in California .
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.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
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.