America's highways and railroads were once the envy of the rest of the world, but they've become decidedly second rate. Meantime, Congress is deadlocked — not just over funding the transportation system but what its goals should be.
Also, President Obama and his Tunisian counterpart, Beji Caid Essebsi, meet in Washington. On today's Talking Point, this week's oil spill off Santa Barbara, California is evoking memories of the disaster that started America’s environmental movement back in 1969.
Photo: Emergency workers and Amtrak personnel inspect a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 13, 2015. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)