FROM David Kesmodel
Chino Meat-Plant Owner Testifies in Washington Testifying before Congress today, the head of the Westland/Hallmark slaughterhouse in Chino admitted that his "system broke down." Westland/Hallmark was closed after the biggest meat recall in history. In written testimony, company head Steve Mandell told a committee that, contrary to an infamous video secretly taped by the Humane Society, no sick cows were allowed to be slaughtered. Then he was shown a second video. David Kesmodel reports for the Wall Street Journal on the food and beverage industries.
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?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
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.