FROM Tom Frank
How Effective Is High-Tech Screening for Fliers? Experts insist that air travel can't be completely safe and that breaches of security are inevitable. But every incident inspires a re-examination of the costs and benefits of available options. Even before the President announced his review of the attempted bombing on Christmas Day, debate had begun over airport security in the US and around the world. Tom Frank of USA Today has more on what works as well as the costs, in both money and privacy?
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?
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?
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.