FROM Megan Stack
Saudi Arabia through the Eyes of One Western Woman Megan Stack thought she knew what she was in for when she made her first trip to Saudi Arabia nearly four years ago. Aware of the restricted world in which women lived, the Los Angeles Times reporter came prepared to be respectful of a foreign culture. What she didn't anticipate, however, was the way her experiences there made her feel. She chronicled those experiences this week in an article called " In Saudi Arabia, A View from Behind the Veil ."
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?
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.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.