FROM Kevin Levin
Charleston Aftermath: Race, Civil Rights and the Confederate Flag Yesterday, the US Supreme Court said Texas does not have to provide state license plants that include the Confederate Flag. But the flag still flies in some southern states, including South Carolina. To mark this week’s deadly shooting of nine black people in Charleston, the US and state flags are at half-mast on South Carolina’s state capitol in Columbia. But the Confederate flag is at full staff out on the capitol grounds. Has the time come to take it down? We hear from historian Kevin Levin, who blogs about the history and legacy of the civil war at CWmemory.com . Photo: eyeliam
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.
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?