Corruption Crackdown in Greece The financial crisis in Greece now ranges from the tragic to the ridiculous. Austerity measures in that country took a sad toll today when an elderly man whose pension had been reduced shot himself to death in front of the parliament house in Athens. His suicide note said he wanted to die with dignity before he had to search for food in the trash. But another side to the story is rampant corruption. Consider Zakynthos, now known as "the Island of the Blind," as we hear from James Angelos, reporting for the Wall Street Journal .
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.
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.
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.