FROM Seán Naylor
US Forces Leaving Yemen and the Opportunity to Gather Intelligence The government of Yemen is still fighting with Shiite militias backed by Iran. Civil war is all but inevitable. That's led to the closing of the US Embassy and the withdrawal of American Special Forces. Seán Naylor, who reports on intelligence and counter-terrorism for Foreign Policy magazine, has more on what Americans have left behind.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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.
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.