FROM Sarah Childress
Many States Loosen Gun Control Laws a Year after Newtown After 26 victims were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, it was called "an unprecedented opportunity" for gun control. Grieving parents vowed to fight for what they called "sensible solutions to prevent gun violence." Even some politicians with top ratings from the NRA suggested they'd be willing to consider new gun control measures. One year later, it hasn't turned out that way. That's according to a report by the PBS series Frontline , where Sarah Childress is an investigative reporter.
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?
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.