FROM Roz Rothstein
Israeli Invasion of Gaza Hits Home Los Angeles is home to Israelis and Palestinians alike, and the war in Gaza is hitting home. Max Steinberg was a 24-year old native of Woodland Hills, a graduate of El Camino High School and student at Pierce College. He became a soldier in the Israel Defense Force and yesterday, he was a passenger in a personnel carrier apparently hit by a roadside bomb. Just hours before mourners gathered to remember Max Steinberg, the Israeli soldier from Woodland Hills, about 1,000 protestors marched from the Federal Building in West LA to the Israeli Consulate’s office.
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.
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?
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?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.