- Making News: Oil Prices Jump over $50 per Barrel
The price of crude oil broke the $50-a-barrel mark today, the highest level since oil began to be traded on the exchange in 1983. The Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Ball attributes the escalation to increasing global demand despite, production setbacks caused by recent hurricanes and the unstable political situation in Nigeria.
- Reporters Notebook: Warlords Threaten Integrity of Afghan Election
President Bush says that 10 million Afghans have registered to vote in next month's presidential elections, but a new report says calls those figures overstated. Furthermore, security at polling places will be provided by the people Afghan voters fear most. Brad Adams, who heads the Asia Division at Human Rights Watch, has more on the sobering report about the political repression and the continuing power of warlords in Afghanistan.
FROM THIS EPISODE
More From To the Point
Trump’s war on the FBI Donald Trump claims rogue FBI agents are part of a Deep State he accuses of “spying” on his presidential campaign. A former agent tells Warren the “the FBI doesn’t spy… it catches spies.” Shades of Watergate? Richard Nixon’s former White House lawyer, John Dean, says, “no way.”
Touching down in fly-over country Dodge City, Kansas and Erie, Pennsylvania may have something in common. That’s just one surprise in “Our Towns,” a new book by James and Deborah Fallows. The veteran Atlantic magazine correspondent and his scholarly wife spent two weeks in each of 25 different cities. Their search for America’s character provides anecdotes, comparisons and distinctions after a journey of 100,000 miles.
Teachers are battling back Teachers are mad as hell in several red states. They’re walking out over cuts in pay and reductions in classroom support. It’s a grass-roots rebellion from West Virginia to Kentucky and Arizona. Will it renew support for the value of public education in a changing economy?
LATEST BLOG POSTS
Calif. Governor’s race: Travis Allen interview Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen represents Huntington Beach. Allen missed out on President Trump’s endorsement, but he says he still supports him and his agenda. Allen talks to us about immigration, his support for a border wall, and… Read More
The most competitive races and measures on the Santa Barbara and Ventura primary ballot It’s primary season! Voter materials have already arrived for those with vote-by-mail ballots, and election day is quickly approaching on Tuesday, June 5. Santa Barbara June primaries Here’s a look at… Read More