UC Irvine wants to ban a Muslim student group for orchestrating a plan to shout down the Israeli ambassador during a speech on the campus. Would a ban violate the students’ rights to free speech and association? What if they lied to university officials about their role in advance planning? Also, Proposition 8, and a remembrance of Ernest Fleischmann. On our rebroadcast of today’s To the Point, President Obama is publicly upbeat, but his strategy in Afghanistan is not working as planned. Has President Karzai lost faith in the US and NATO? Is Pakistan even closer to the Afghan Taliban than previously reported?
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From this Episode:
America's Prospects in Afghanistan
At the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida today, President Obama upbeat about progress in Iraq and Afghanistan, but acknowledged signs of trouble. We hear from...
26 min, 11 sec
UCI Could Suspend Muslim Student Union for Disrupting Speech
On February 8 of this year, Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren was trying to make a speech at UC Irvine. He was interrupted by a student, who was escorted out of the room — to...
12 min, 10 sec
Preparing for Closing Arguments in Proposition 8 Trial
In the challenge to Proposition 8 , which banned same-sex marriage in California, US District Judge Vaughn Walker has asked both sides to answer a lot of questions before...
5 min, 12 sec