FROM Barbara Hill
Offshore Wind Power: The Promises and the Realities The Obama Administration has promised a major investment in offshore wind power to reduce dependence on foreign oil and curb global warming. The project closest to getting started is Cape Wind, in shallow waters near Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, where the President's on vacation. But Horseshoe Shoals were called "sacred grounds" by the late Senator Edward Kennedy, and Cape Wind is the subject of bitter controversy. We hear about green power and global warming, natural beauty and the tourist economy, and what's at stake for America's energy future.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?