#AskTheMayor; How Republicans Talk About Race; The Costs of a Permanent War

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Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial at Riverside Park on Monday, May 26, 2014.

Coming up on today's show:

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio discusses terrorism preparedness in the city, LGBTQ solidarity, and local politics.
  • Roll Call's Melinda Henneberger talks about how the presidential candidates have responded to the Orlando attack and other national news.
  • Our #30Issues series continues to look at how Republican politicians talk about race and equality, with The Wall Street Journal's Jason Riley.
  • Journalist Mark Danner argues the "war on terror" set in motion a spiral of perpetual military engagement, with costs to both materials and civil liberties.
  • Listeners call in to explain why they own assault rifles and other military-grade weapons