FROM Sara Khorshid
Growing Turmoil in Egypt Violence has erupted again in Egypt, where supporters of former President Mohammed Morsi are demonstrating against the government that ousted him in July. The government has designated the Muslim Brotherhood, which backed Egypt's first democratically elected leader, a terrorist organization and is responding to dissent, which comes ahead of an upcoming constitutional referendum, with increasing force and arrests. Will this further radicalize Islamists in Egypt? Will the violence spill over into the rest of the region? What role should the United States play in a Middle East marked by the rise of al Qaeda-linked insurgencies?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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.
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.
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.