FROM Joshua Clover
Students, Faculty Protest Pepper Spraying by UC Police Two University of California Davis police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave over their use of pepper spray on nonviolent student protesters. The president of the UC system, Mark Yudof, has ordered an urgent review . Today on the campus of UC Davis, students and faculty gathered to express outrage over the incident. Joshua Clover, an English professor at Davis, was at today's rally.
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?
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.