FROM Blake Morrison
The unregulated body trade Farrah Fasold poses for a portrait with a painting of her late father Harold Dillard at her home in Flower Mound, Texas, July 18, 2017 Photo by Brandon Wade/Reuters The transplanting of organs from dead people to living ones is strictly regulated in every state. But the business in body parts for research is another matter. Reuters news service gave an editor and two reporters a year to examine a multi-million-dollar industry comprised of "body-brokers" and their clients. Blake Morrison is the editor.
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?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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?