FROM Roger Catlin
Sonia Sotomayor and the Perry Mason Connection When Judge Sonia Sotomayor faces the Senate Judiciary Committee, Nancy Drew is unlikely to be on the agenda. But President Obama mentioned her yesterday when he announced his first Supreme Court nomination . What the President didn't say was that Sonia Sotomayor switched her interest — and her ambitions — from Nancy Drew to Perry Mason . Roger Catlin is TV critic for the Hartford Courant .
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.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.