FROM Scott Ostler
College Football Playoff It won’t be long before the College Football Playoff Committee will decide who plays in the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl, on the way to establishing this year’s national champion. Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle says the idea is great but that the concept is flawed.
Bonds Breaks Aaron's Record Last night, Barry Bonds did it before hometown fans, breaking Hank Aaron 's long-standing record of 755 career home runs. Today's San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants' slugger achieved his record despite distractions and pressures. His personal trainer sits in prison for refusing to testify against him, Major League Baseball has a legal team investigating suspected steroid use, and a federal grand jury has targeted Bonds in a perjury probe. Chronicle sports columnist Scott Ostler has more on the record holder and his troubles.
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.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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?