FROM Chris Blatchford
Inside the Mexican Mafia Rene Enriquez's father was a Mexican immigrant who wanted his son to follow him into the furniture-making business. Instead, he became a powerful gangster. After 17 years in La Eme he has renounced the gang and he now assists law enforcement at the local, state and federal levels. He speaks to us from his new prison, where he is under constant protective custody.
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.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
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?