FROM Miriam Elder
Five Years in Jail for Russian Anti-Putin Activist Russia's most popular dissident, Alexei Navalny, has called President Vladimir Putin the country's "main thief." Today, he was sentenced to five years in prison for embezzlement and removed from the courtroom in handcuffs. That led to protests on the streets of Moscow, where Miriam Elder reports for the Guardian .
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
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.
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.