FROM Belinda Luscombe
Our Changing Views of Marriage The big wedding of this century may well be that of Britain's Prince William and the Commoner Catherine Middleton. Comparison to the marriage of William's father Prince Charles to Princess Dianna is irresistible, and that's a starting point for discussing the latest survey on marriage itself. Time magazine and the Pew Research Center have compared current American opinions about marriage with those in 1960, the year that Princess Dianna was born. Belinda Luscombe reports for Time magazine.
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?
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.
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.