FROM Nikos Chrysoloras
Greece Ready to Reject Deal, as 'Grexit' Looms Greece faces a payment to the International Monetary Fund at the end of this month; $1.8 billion is due on total debts of $242.8 billion. Today, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras quoted a familiar passage from Dante’s Inferno, saying he was prepared to declare the "Great No" to creditors. Nikos Chrysoloras is Athens bureau chief for Bloomberg News.
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.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?