FROM David Redlawsk
Understanding the Caucus Process Two days from today, American voters will finally be heard from about their presidential preferences —not at the polls, but at caucuses in the state of Iowa . What are they? How do they work? Does the process—especially on the Democratic side—reveal how the caucus-goers really feel? David Redlawsk is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the University of Iowa's Hawkeye Poll.
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.
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.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.