Abortion Politics and Republican Power

In Texas, Republicans are empowering vigilante groups to help people who help women who want to have abortions and turning the state’s citizens into bounty hunters. Rick Perlstein explains the long story of how the GOP made abortion a central theme – Rick’s newest book is Reaganland: America’s Right Turn 1976-1980, now published in paperback.

Besides, we still think of Tulsa, of the black massacre there in 1921, possibly the deadliest case of racist violence in the country’s history. It was covered up for a hundred years – how was that possible? The historian Eric Foner comments.

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