FROM Emily Peck
Will Paternity Leave Go Mainstream? The idea that new fathers should be given time off to bond with their babies has been gaining steam with US employers. Now Facebook founder Mark Zukerberg may be giving it new momentum. “Studies show that when working parents take time to be with their newborns, outcomes are better for the children and families.” Those are the words of billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, announcing that he’s taking two months off from his work at Facebook. All other new parents at his company will be paid to take four months off. Emily Peck has been writing about paternity leave for the Huffington Post .
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
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?
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.