FROM Martin Mares
Pixar's 'Coco' and Latino self-esteem in the age of Trump Imagine being told repeatedly by the President of the United States that you're the problem and that the country would be a much better place if you weren't in it. Imagine hearing that your immigrant grandfather was a criminal, and a "bad hombre" who preyed upon "real" Americans and pilfered the nation's resources. And you know not a word of it is true. If you weren't so busy working, paying your taxes, and raising good kids, you'd stop to correct the record. Then, just when your self-esteem could use a boost, Coco comes along.
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?
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.