FROM Tom Frank
How Effective Is High-Tech Screening for Fliers? Experts insist that air travel can't be completely safe and that breaches of security are inevitable. But every incident inspires a re-examination of the costs and benefits of available options. Even before the President announced his review of the attempted bombing on Christmas Day, debate had begun over airport security in the US and around the world. Tom Frank of USA Today has more on what works as well as the costs, in both money and privacy?
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.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
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?