FROM Charles Henry
The Re-emergence of Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jeremiah Wright breaks his silence tonight on his controversial comments about race in America, in a PBS interview with Bill Moyers. Barack Obama 's former pastor says that his comments about race were taken out of context. This weekend, in Detroit, he'll be speaking to the NAACP . Why is Wright speaking up now? With Obama facing questions about his electability, what impact will Wright's comments have on the senator's campaign? Charles Henry, professor of African American Studies at the University of California-Berkeley, is author of Long Overdue : The Politics of Racial Reparations.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
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?