FROM Rachel Bronson
Saudi Succession Plan Unfolds King Abdullah, he 90-year old King of Saudi Arabia, died yesterday, and he'll be replaced by his 79-year old brother, King Salman. In a region of increased tension, how will the country move to the next generation? Rachel Bronson is a senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the author of Thicker than Oil : America's Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia,
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.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
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?