FROM Grant Wahl
Beckham's Back The latest from David Beckham is that his family loves Los Angeles and he'll stay with the LA Galaxy . The soccer superstar claims to have settled his differences with Landon Donovan, who was asked to give up as team captain when Beckham came on the scene. In The Beckham Experiment : How the World's Most Famous Athlete Tried to Conquer America, published this week, Donovan accused Beckham of giving up on the team and failing to give his best effort. The author is Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl.
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.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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.