FROM Franklin Foer
Clinton Campaign Blames Russia for DNC Hack The massive hack of 20,000 emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee's computer servers has caused havoc ahead of this week's nominating convention. But it's also a story with an intriguing – possibly disturbing – Russian subplot. Did Russian hackers backed by the Kremlin release these documents to WikiLeaks in order to help Donald Trump? It's likely according to Franklin Foer, contributing writer to Slate .
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.
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.
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.