FROM Courtney Brunious
Ready for the Rams Twenty-one years after the last professional football game was played in Los Angeles, the Rams will hit the field at LA's Coliseum in just a few weeks. But what if they're a losing team? Will the excitement last?
A New NFL Stadium in Inglewood Rams owner Stan Kroenke plans to build a stadium that could cost more than $2 billion in Inglewood. It wouldn't be ready for at least three more years. Will it be a good deal for Inglewood and Southern Californians?
Are They Games of Skill or Games of Chance? Daily fantasy sports are legal in 45 states, but New York has just ordered FanDuel, DraftKings and others to shut down, saying they are not games of skill but illegal gambling. Last month, Nevada enacted gaming license requirements. What about California? Attorney General, Kamala Harris is being asked to force fantasy sports betting websites to immediately stop doing business.
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?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
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.