FROM Deborah Ryan
Happy 50th Birthday, Barbie Ruth Handler, co-founder of Mattel, introduced Barbie at the New York Toy Fair in 1959. Since then, Mattel has sold a billion Barbie dolls and influenced generations of American girls. Deborah Ryan chairs the Toy Department at the Otis College of Art and Design near LAX.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.