FROM Ivor John
The State of California’s Plan to Reduce Greenhouse gas Emissions Last year, Democrats and one Republican passed AB 32 , which calls for California to reduce greenhouse gases 25% by the year 2020. With a pat on the back from then-Prime Minister Tony Blair, Governor Schwarzenegger said it would “ change the course of history .” He said other states and the federal government would follow his lead and that California would be a world leader in clean technology. In January, the State Air Resources Board is supposed to have completed the first step. PHOTO: A dark clouds are seen over Jakarta's skyline, 14 November 2007. BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
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?
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?