FROM Bruce Schoenfeld
Who Deserves Credit for the Golden State Warriors' Wins? Fans focus on the exploits of athletes, but there's no doubt that professional sports is also big business. Should venture capitalists get some of the credit for a basketball team that's about to make history? Photo: Keith Allison If the Golden State Warriors win their last game of the season on Wednesday night, they'll break a record set by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls 20 years ago. The team and its star point guard are so much a cultural phenomenon that Stephen Curry's three-year old daughter "has developed a following." That's according to Bruce Schoenfeld in the New York Times magazine .
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?
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.
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.