FROM Robert Jacobs
Kesha Case Has the Music Industry Taking Sides Last Friday's ruling by a judge in Manhattan has focused widespread attention on a shocking case that, up until now, has been fodder only for trade magazines. Pop singer Kehsha has filed suit to get out of her contract with Sony because she claims she was raped by her collaborator in writing music. Kesha at the Today Show in New York, 2012 Photo: Becky Sullivan
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?
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?
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.