FROM Jeffrey Winters
Economic Inequality Fuels an Angry Electorate Five days before the Iowa caucuses, the presidential campaigns of both political parties are more chaotic than ever. Donald Trump is dropping out of tomorrow's final debate in a battle with Fox News. Bernie Sanders spent part of today with the President in the Oval Office. Meantime, prospective voters face a troubling reality: wealth is concentrated in fewer hands since the 19th-Century and the days of the Robber Barons. Democrats and Republicans are appealing in different ways to Americans who fear they're being left behind by a booming economy and a changing culture.
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?
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.