FROM Michael Neiberg
America Commemorates the Sacrifices of Its Men in Uniform Only a single American veteran survives from World War I, the conflict that ended 90 years ago today, after eight million soldiers had lost their lives in four years of fighting. On the aircraft carrier Intrepid, now a museum in New York Harbor, President Bush described how this holiday got the name Veterans' Day . Michael Neiberg is Professor of History and Co-director of the Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Southern Mississippi
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?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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?