FROM Beth Schwartzapfel
Holding Kids Accountable for Their Crimes Juvenile Justice was established almost 100 years ago, but the War on Crime eroded protections for young Americans accused of crime. Today, almost 10,000 children are being held in adult jails and prisons. Most have not been convicted of serious or violent offenses. But they're often denied rehabilitation services, education and opportunities for employment — and they're vulnerable to sexual abuse and suicide. This week, a few got relief from the President and the US Supreme Court .
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?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?