FROM Mike Gonzalez
CEO Pay; Public Option; Obama v. Fox; Saving Journalism Does government have the right to limit the pay of executives when taxpayers hold a majority interest in the company? The public option is sneaking back onto the table in the healthcare reform game. The Obama Administration takes a hard-core stance on Fox News. Plus, the Washington Post's Len Downie proposes public funding for journalism. (Mike Gonzalez, Communications Director at the Heritage Foundation, sits in for Tony Blankley, who is away.)
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.
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?
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.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.