FROM Michael Brand
Will the Getty Lose Its Worldclass Reputation? As we reported last night, the J. Paul Getty Museum will send 40 antiquities back to Italy , including the Aphrodite, bought for 18 million dollars. It is called the “signature” statue in a collection that has been one of the greatest in the world. The deal ends decades of struggle with the Italian government, which claimed the objects were stolen.
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?
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.
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.