Free Speech Fight
The fate of a much anticipated “Free Speech Week” sponsored by conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley continues to be in limbo, as student organizers, campus officials and Yiannopoulos engage in an escalating war of words. Meanwhile, a group of faculty members spearheaded by professor Michael Mark Cohen is urging a boycott of the event, should it go forward. We talk to Professor Cohen about why he opposes the event.
- Michael Mark Cohen, UC Berkeley professor
Latest Repeal and Replace Effort
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced today that he won’t back the latest attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare. The Graham-Cassidy proposal would end the expansion of Medicaid, as well as federal subsidies for lower-income people to buy insurance, and instead create block grants to individual states.