FROM Jeff Bercovici
Yahoo Buys Tumblr for $1.1 billion Yahoo is an Internet pioneer that's faded in popularity, and Marissa Mayer defected from Google with the promise of bringing Yahoo up to date. Yesterday, the Yahoo board agreed to her purchase of Tumblr for $1.1 billion. The big question is whether the new and the old will integrate well enough to make money. Jeff Bercovici writes for Forbes magazine
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?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?