FROM Alan Kazdin
Adrian Peterson Case Renews the Debate Over Corporal Punishment Running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended by the Minnesota Vikings after being indicted in Texas for reckless or negligent injury to a child. Peterson’s four-year old son reportedly suffered welts on his legs, buttocks and scrotum after Peterson whipped him with a switch like the one Peterson’s father often used on him. Voices have been raised on both sides—and one of Peterson’s best-known supporters is the legendary basketball star and sports commentator, Charles Barkley.
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.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
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?