FROM Devin Leonard
Think 'the IRS Sucks?' Try Working There Nobody likes to pay taxes. But collecting them isn't a lot of fun, either. The IRS may be America's most unpopular government agency. Devin Leonard wanted to know what it's like to work there. The result is a cover story in Bloomberg Businessweek , "An Emotion Audit: IRS Workers are Miserable and Overwhelmed." Photo: eFile989
Burger King to Buy Canadian Coffee Chain Tim Hortons Burger King, based in Miami, has announced a merger with Tom Horton’s doughnuts and coffee chain, based in Canada. It’s worth $11.4 billion—with Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway providing $3 billion as part of the deal. Is it really all about avoiding American taxes? Devin Leonard wrote a recent cover story about Burger King's CEO for Bloomberg Businessweek.
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.
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.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
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.