FROM Rick Quan
The New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin and 'Linsanity' Jeremy Lin was dumped by the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors, and the New York Knicks sent him down to the D League. The Harvard graduate was barely warming the bench in the NBA until the Knicks' coach had nobody else to bring against their cross-town rivals, the New Jersey Nets. The result was 25 points and seven assists. In the next five games, he's been a starter who's giving new life to a depleted franchise and providing a role model nationwide. Rick Quan is a sportscaster for KGO-TV in San Francisco, with a website called AsianAmericanSports.com .
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
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?
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.
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.