FROM Mary McCarthy
Memorializing Victims of a Shameful Past Three years ago, the statue of a Korean girl sitting next to an empty chair was erected in the City of Glendale. It's a memorial to the so-called "comfort women" abducted for the use of Japanese soldiers during World War II. Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to erect a similar statue there. San Francisco would be the first major American city to have such a memorial. It was proposed by Supervisor Eric Mar. We asked the Japanese consuls in San Francisco and Los Angeles to join our program. We also invited organizations of Japanese Americans. They all declined.
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?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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.
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.