FROM Veronique de Turenne
Scorched Earth Much of Southern California is on fire tonight with serious blazes in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. But once again, the worst of it is in San Diego County , where a half million people have been ordered out of their homes. Photo courtesy of NASA via Getty Images News
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.
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?