FROM Rick Eckstein
The Rams Are Moving Back to LA – or Are They? In the search for public money, National Football League owners are notorious for breaking promises — and yesterday's agreement to go back to the Los Angeles market is not yet a done deal. LA Rams fans rally at the LA Memorial Coliseum on January 11, 2016 to support the team's return to Southern California. It's been 20 years since the Rams moved from LA to St. Louis and the Raiders went back to Oakland. Yesterday, NFL owners agreed to re-locate the Rams — and possibly another team — in the LA suburb of Inglewood. Rick Eckstein warns that the celebration may be early. He's a professor at Villanova and co-author of Public Dollars, Private Stadiums: the Battle over Building Sports Stadiums .
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.
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?
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
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.