FROM Gillian White
More Low-Wage Jobs: Chipotle Hires 4000 in One Day Chipotle has announced that it will hire 4000 new employees on Wednesday. The chain plans to hold open interviews for 60 applicants at each of its US locations. They’re calling it their national career day, but most of the positions they’ll fill are entrée level crew jobs. A hiring blitz like that sounds like good news for the economy but it’s also a reminder, on this Labor Day, that even as the economy has recovered, many low-paying jobs like those in fast-food, have replaced many better paying middle-class positions. Barbara Bogaev speaks with Gillian B. White, senior associate editor for The Atlantic , who writes on labor and wages.
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?
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?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
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.