FROM Ferdinando Giugliano
Greek Voters Just Say "No" After five years of pension cuts and tax increases, the prospect of greater austerity in exchange for another bailout was defeated yesterday by a margin of 60 percent. The banks are still closed, and Greece faces default, financial collapse, expulsion from the Eurozone — and possibly from the European Union. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras calls his referendum " a celebration of democracy " and, for the moment, EU leaders don't know what to do. One sign of possible conciliation is the surprise resignation of controversial Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis. We look at possible options for America's biggest trading partner.
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?
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
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.