FROM Miriam Sontz
Amazon Is Opening…Bookstores? The Internet shopping giant Amazon may have a surprise for retail customers. Famous for driving traditional bookstores out of business, last year Amazon opened its own brick-and-mortar outlet in Seattle. Now, it appears to be planning a chain of stores for customers who want to walk in and thumb through the pages. Photo: Chris Connelly Greg Bensinger is a tech reporter for the Wall Street Journal . Miriam Sontz is CEO of one of America's best-known chains of bookstores…Powell's in Portland, Oregon.
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?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
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.
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.