FROM Bill Douglas
Gender politics and women voters With the prospect of America's first female president, the issue of gender was inevitable in this year's campaign for the White House. In Monday's debate , Hillary Clinton brought it out in the open, mentioning Donald Trump's humiliation of Miss Universe and a record of sexist behavior. But, for many women, it already had emerged — with Trump's multiple interruptions, his eye rolling and references to Clinton's "stamina." Pundits, tweeters and prognosticators have been arguing ever since about how it will play in the rest of the campaign — and in November's historic election.
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?
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?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.