FROM Jaweed Kaleem
General Petraeus Warns Burning Koran Endangers Troops Evangelicals in Florida say they'll burn copies of the Koran on September 11, plans that are being denounced by other religious leaders and by General David Petraeus, the US commander in Afghanistan. He says the action could endanger the lives of American soldiers and damage the US mission. Hundreds of Muslims in Kabul, Afghanistan and thousands in Jakarta, Indonesia have taken to the streets in the past two days after hearing of the plans. Jaweed Kaleem covers religion for the Miami Herald .
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.
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?
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.