FROM Andrew Rosenberg
Science under the Trump Administration Attorney General Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma speaking at CPAC in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 3, 2016. Photo by Gage Skidmore Donald Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection agency is Scott Pruitt , Attorney General for the State of Oklahoma. In that capacity, he has sued that agency 19 times, and eight actions are still pending. Andrew Rosenberg, Director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the nonpartisan Union of Concerned Scientists , voices concern that the EPA won't be taken seriously when it comes to environmental pollution — or climate change.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
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?