FROM Xan Brooks
The Longest Tennis Match in History The longest match in the recorded history of tennis was like a marriage. American John Isner outlasted Nicolas Mahut of France after a match that took 11 hours and 5 minutes over three days at Wimbledon. The final score: 70 games to 68. Xan Brooks, with the Guardian , called it "a bizarre mix of the gripping and the deadly dull…"
The Longest Tennis Match in History Neither is likely to be this year's Wimbledon Champion, but the winner and the loser got commemorative bowls today after a match that set records for games played, aces served and extraordinary endurance. American John Isner outlasted France's Nicolas Mahut after a match that took 11 hours and 5 minutes over three days at Wimbledon. The final score was 70 games to 68. Xan Brooks of the Guardian called it "a bizarre mix of the gripping and the deadly dull."
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
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?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.