FROM Tammi Rossman-Benjamin
Writing New Rules for Speech on Campus After a series of troubling incidents on campuses of the University of California, Jewish groups asked the Board of Regents to adopt the State Department's definition of anti-Semitism. UC President Janet Napolitano said she personally supported the State Department definition , which prohibits "demonization of Israel" or saying Israel has no right to exist, but that created an uproar.
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.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
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?