FROM Jack Miles
A Strike at One of California’s Biggest Public Institutions Gets Little Attention All this week, 8,500 gardners, janitors, kitchen workers and parking attendants have been walking the picket lines on campuses of the University of California. Workers at UC hospitals have been told by their union that they can walk out if it won’t harm patient safety. The action—which is scheduled to end tomorrow—has not received a lot of attention.
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?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
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.