Trump Plays Softball With Saudi Arabia After Journalist’s Death
Audio recordings described by Turkish officials now appear to confirm the worst fears about the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi: that he was tortured and killed just minutes after entering the Saudi consulate in Turkey earlier this month. It seems reasonable to expect that U.S. leaders would react to this case with some alarm, given the fact that Khashoggi was a U.S. resident. But, President Donald Trump has played softball with the Saudis since the story broke, taking their claims of innocence at face value. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also had a friendly photo-op with crown prince Mohammed bin Salman this week, and said today that he thought the Saudis should be given “a few more days” to complete their so-called investigation into the very crimes that they stand accused of committing.
Jim Braude was joined by Martha Coakley, former state Attorney General and now a partner at Foley Hoag, and Joe Malone, former state Treasurer.
Long Island Bridge Divide
A proposed bridge in Boston Harbor is creating a big divide. While Boston city officials say it would provide a crucial link to a planned addiction treatment campus, many in the City of Quincy suspect it will lead to far more widespread development and disruption. Stephanie Leydon reports.
Bed Bugs On A Plane
Flying is arguably one of the most stressful forms of transportation there is. In fact, many think of Boston's Logan Airport as one of the worst mega-airports in the country. But the hardship doesn’t end there, according to Boston Globe travel writer Christopher Muther, who shares a horror story about how your trip can quickly turn into the vacation from hell. Hint: It crawls. Jim Braude was joined by Christopher Muther.
IMHO: Painting, Painting, On The Wall…
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on that self-glorifying portrait Trump commissioned for himself.