FROM T.J. Simers
How Is the McCourts' Divorce Affecting the Dodgers? The latest act in what Kevin Roderick of LA Observed calls the " best soap opera " in town came last week when lawyers for Jamie McCourt released papers showing that she and estranged husband Frank took home $108 million in income between 2004 and last year — without paying a dime in local, state or federal taxes.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
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.