Monday, November 09, 2015
On Friday The Supreme Court announced that it would once again hear cases pertaining to the question of just how far employers can go to prevent their employees from obtaining birth control coverage. However, according to Ian Millhiser the author Injustices: The Supreme Court's History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted and the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice, unlike the last time the court looked at this issue in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby this time the Liberals could win. Ian joins me today to talk all about the case and the likelihood that it will end differently than Hobby Lobby. You can also follow Ian on twitter.
We are all familiar with the outbreak of collective hysteria that took place during the Salem witch trials of the late sixteen hundreds that resulted in the executions of twenty people, and although we like to think that episodes like this are a thing of past we only have to look the 1980’s to see that this is not the case. In his new book We Believe The Children: A Moral Panic in the 1980’s Richard Beck details how during this decade, a wave of paranoia concerning the Satanic ritual abuse of children at the hands of babysitting services and day care centers swept the nation and drove a right-wing cultural resurgence that, in many respects, continues to this day. Richard who is also an associate editor for n+1 magazine joins me in studio to talk all about the book. You can also follow Richard on twitter.
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