FROM Andrew North
President Meets with Iraq's Sunni VP as Violence Continues From Washington today comes news that there will be no change in Iraq policy , at least this year. Meantime, in Saudi Arabia more than 30 prominent Sunni clerics said Shiites are taking over Iraq and called on Sunnis around the Middle East to support the insurgency. In Iraq itself, dozens of day laborers from the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City where killed and wounded by car bombs.
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.
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.