FROM Nan Strauss
The Debate on Healthcare Goes Down to the Wire The human rights group Amnesty International has published a study on the maternal healthcare crisis in the United States. " Deadly Delivery " concludes that a system often called "the best in the world" is violating the rights of American women.
The Debate on Healthcare Goes Down to the Wire The US spends more on healthcare than any other country, but American women are five times more likely to die in childbirth than women in Greece. Amnesty International calls that a violation of women's rights . What does it say about a healthcare system often called "the best in the world?" Would the reforms being debated in Congress improve medical outcomes? Would they provide better access? How about reducing the increase in costs? As the Senate and Congress wrangle over details, we hear about possible trade-offs and the prospects of doing nothing at all.
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?
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
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.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?