- Making News: Opposition Leader Prodi Claims Election Victory in Italy
Romano Prodi declared himself winner of the general election in Italy last night, but the celebration may have been premature. Sitting Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has pulled in an almost dead-even number of votes. Richard Owen of the Times of London says the virtual tie serves as a metaphor for a split Italy, a nation divided on a myriad of social, political, and economic issues.
- Reporter's Notebook: Duke Rape Case Raises Race and Sex Issues
The sexual-assault investigation of 46 Duke University lacrosse players will continue, despite their having passed DNA tests. The rape victim is a black woman who was hired to dance at the team's off-campus party on March 13. The Durham District Attorney has released a statement saying absence of DNA evidence does not disprove the crime. We get an update from the Paul Bonner of the Herald-Sun and from Anna Raven-Hansen of Duke's Center for Race Relations.
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