FROM Ronald George
Former California Chief Justice Ronald George As a young lawyer, Ronald George defended capital punishment before the US Supreme Court. As a superior court judge, he spent two years conducting the trial of Hillside Strangler Angelo Buono. As Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, he cast the deciding vote to legalize same-sex marriage — then wrote the opinion upholding Proposition 8, which restored the ban on that same practice. Those stories and more make up his 800-page oral history, Chief: The Quest for Justice in California .
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.
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.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.