FROM Thomas Freeman
New Rules for Sharing the Road Every driver in California has seen motorcycles weave through the traffic on roads and freeways. "Lane splitting" is not illegal, but it's not legal either — at least not yet. AB 51 would make it part of the Vehicle Code. It passed the Assembly by a big margin, and it's on the way to the Senate. The author is Bill Quirk, a Democrat from the East Bay Area.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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 longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?