FROM Andrew White
William Bratton Returns to New York New York's Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio ran on a campaign highly critical of Michael Bloomberg's "stop and frisk" policy of policing. Now de Blasio's picked William Bratton to return as police commissioner, the man who initiated the city's "Broken Windows" strategy two decades ago. He was police chief in Boston before taking over the NYPD in the mid 90's, then chief at LAPD from 2002 to 2009. Now, back in the Big Apple, today he promised a style of policing that won't make New Yorkers feel intruded upon. Andrew White is Director of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School.
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.
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.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?