FROM Jacob Conrad
Mom, Apple Pie and...Wealth Redistribution? Mitt Romney spends another week on the defensive after a video surfaces, with him saying unflattering things about voters whose low incomes exempt them from income taxes.
Ted Cruz: Texas Tea Party and Ivy League GOP Senate hopeful Ted Cruz is a Texas Tea Party darling with a national fan base. Maybe that's because Ivy Leaguer Cruz is not your typical Tea Party darling.
Obamacare? Romneycare? Robertscare? The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision upholding (most of) President Obama's healthcare reform effort was a surprise for -- among other reasons -- who made up those five.
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.
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.
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.