FROM Gerry Arances
Climate Talks in Warsaw as Philippines Gets Relief from Typhoon Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines and that's raised a challenging question this week at a little-noticed conference on climate change being held in Warsaw: should industrialized nations compensate more vulnerable countries in a world of rising oceans and super storms? The cause of global warming remains controversial, and there's no science that connects a specific storm to climate change. But there's no doubt that icecaps are melting while oceans rise — and that super-storms are more common than they've been before.
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.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.