FROM Rob Barry
Why It's Nearly Impossible to Count Police Killings Less than two weeks after the non-indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, a New York grand jury is poised to decide whether a white police officer should be charged in the death of a young black man who was put in a choke hold. Protests continue over police killings but how many are there? An investigation by the Wall Street Journal has revealed it's almost impossible to tell. Rob Barry worked on the story.
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.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
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?