FROM Matthew Mackowiak
What does Doug Jones' win mean for Steve Bannon and 2018? The big political story of the day is obviously from Alabama. Last night Democrat Doug Jones won the US Senate race in an upset victory over Republican Roy Moore. There were nearly 23,000 write-ins for other candidates, but was this race an outlier because of the sexual molestation accusations against Moore or a turning tide against Republicans?
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.
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?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.