FROM Gi-Wook Shin
Former Hyundai CEO Wins South Korean Presidency During ten years of liberal rule, South Korea has restored trade and travel with the communist North. Today a new, more conservative President has been elected . Despite allegations of business fraud, former Hyundai CEO Lee Myung-bak won the election with almost twice the votes of his nearest competitor. What will that mean for reconciliation and North Korea's promise to give up nuclear weapons? Dr. Gi-wook Shin is Director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University.
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?
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.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.