FROM Phil Taylor
NBA's Jason Collins Comes Out as Gay Jason Collins is a 12-year veteran of the NBA. This season he played with the Washington Wizards. In this week's issue of Sports Illustrated , he's become the first active, male professional athlete to reveal that he's gay. "I'm a 34-year old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay." Last week, in that same magazine, 'Point After' columnist Phil Taylor wrote under the headline, " A Storm that May Not Come ."
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.