FROM Philip Howard
In Beer Merger Mania, Anheuser-Busch InBev Says It’s Miller Time Anheuser-Busch was a historic American company—but now it’s owned by InBev of Brazil. Miller and Coors also got together, and they’re now part of SABMiller of England. Now, SABMiller has its eye on Heineken of Holland, and there are reports that it’s lining up financing to take over InBev. Philip Howard is Professor of Community, Food and Agriculture at Michigan State University, a student of consolidation in the food industry.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
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.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?