FROM Steven Goldman
The ecstasy and pain of the Dodgers-Astros World Series Ten innings… But how many pitching changes… how many lead changes… how many home runs? After last night's fifth game, the Astros lead the Dodgers three games to two in the World Series. Steven Goldman, host of the Infinite Inning podcast, calls last night's game "baseball's answer to Game of Thrones."
Derek Jeter’s Magical End to a Magical Career with the Yankees Last night was Derek Jeter’s last game as shortstop for the New York Yankees with the team playing the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee stadium. In the 9th inning, the game was tied five to five, when Jeter came to the plate. Steven Goldman is managing editor for Baseball for SB Nation—an American Sports Network.
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.
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?
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.
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?