FROM Aniket Kittur
Wikipedia Opens Semi-Protected Articles to Editors In eight years, Wikipedia has become the world's fifth most popular website, with the goal of providing free access to "the sum of all human knowledge." It relies on millions of online volunteers to write, edit and police entries for accuracy. But lately, more volunteers are quitting than signing on. Today, it announced it's making it easier to edit some of its most controversial articles. Assistant Professor Aniket Kittur studies Wikipedia and other large online projects at Carnegie Mellon University.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
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.
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.