FROM Elizabeth Douglass
Customers Get Less than They Paid for with 'Hot Fuel' Gasoline and diesel fuel expand when temperatures rise and shrink when it cools down. That means in warm weather you're probably getting less than you pay for. The difference may not be much for a single tank, but it all adds up. "The overcharge is rampant, legal and hard for consumers to spot. But it's no secret," says the Los Angeles Times , which reports that "oil companies acknowledge and regulators allow" the retail sale of fuels that have expanded because of warm temperatures, but don't deliver the amount of energy they're supposed to. Elizabeth Douglass wrote the story.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
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?
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.
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?