FROM Kevin Levin
Charleston Aftermath: Race, Civil Rights and the Confederate Flag Yesterday, the US Supreme Court said Texas does not have to provide state license plants that include the Confederate Flag. But the flag still flies in some southern states, including South Carolina. To mark this week’s deadly shooting of nine black people in Charleston, the US and state flags are at half-mast on South Carolina’s state capitol in Columbia. But the Confederate flag is at full staff out on the capitol grounds. Has the time come to take it down? We hear from historian Kevin Levin, who blogs about the history and legacy of the civil war at CWmemory.com . Photo: eyeliam
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
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.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.