Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

A little over a month ago, a federal appeals court struck down North Carolina’s voter suppression law, which was widely viewed as the most aggressive law of its kind in the nation.  When the law was struck down the court explained that it was intentionally designed to maximize its impact on African-American voters. Then, last Wednesday, the Supreme Court announced that it would not disturb this decision, yet despite this, much of the state still hopes to implement parts of the law’s racially discriminatory agenda. Joining me today to talk about how this could end very badly for the state is Ian Millhiser who is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice and the author Injustices: The Supreme Court's History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted.

 With the exception of some outliers, Donald Trump continues to do very poorly in national polls, which makes it seems more and more likely that we may see Hillary Clinton win the general election in November and make history as our country’s first female President.  However, even if she does not win, the shear fact that she was the first woman to win a major party’s presidential nomination is historic; yet for some people it just doesn’t seem like that big of deal.  Joining me today to talk all about Hillary Clinton’s historic run for President, the way the media covers her campaign, and how she is changing the way we think about the highest elected office in the land is Rebecca Traister who is writer at large for New York magazine and the author of All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation.

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