FROM Joshua Cohen
Can a New Law Make LA Drivers Bike-Friendly? California drivers listen up: A new law went into effect yesterday, designed to make bicycle riding safer on busy streets and highways. Drivers must stay at least three feet away when they’re passing cyclists. If there’s not enough space, the driver must slow to a “reasonable and prudent speed,” and wait until things open up.
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?
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.