Month: May 2022

The Story of Roe v. Wade, Part 1: Who Was Jane Roe? (From the Archive)

This week, the release of a draft Supreme Court opinion striking down Roe v. Wade has put a spotlight on the 50-year-old case that redefined abortion in America. Today, we revisit a two-part series that first ran in 2018 about the history of the case and the woman behind it. In Part 1, the story…

Anti-Abortion Activists on a Post-Roe Future

Since the leak of the Supreme Court opinion on overturning the constitutional right to abortion, both sides of the fight have been scrambling. Today, in the first of two parts, we speak to anti-abortion activists such as Michael Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life, about what comes next. “It’s been a whirlwind,” he said….

A Post-Roe Map of America

If the Supreme Court revokes Roe v. Wade, individual states will probably be left to make their own decisions about abortion provision. Some states will ban abortion, and some will continue to allow it. And then there is a third group: swing states, where a final decision will be up for grabs. Guest: Margot Sanger-Katz,…

Is This How Roe Ends?

The revelation that the Supreme Court could end the constitutional right to abortion in the United States has set off a political firestorm and deepened divisions about one of the most contentious issues in American society. What exactly is in the draft opinion that was leaked this week, and what does it mean for the…

The Mar-a-Lago Midterms

Unlike other former presidents after leaving office, Donald J. Trump has remained in the middle of the political stage — raising more money than the Republican Party itself and doling out coveted endorsements. Who has Mr. Trump backed in the midterms? And to what lengths have candidates gone to secure his favor? Guest: Shane Goldmacher,…

Are Unions Making a Comeback?

The United States is seeing a revival in union membership. In the last six months, the National Labor Relations Board has recorded a 60 percent increase in workers filing for petitions that allow for union elections to take place. The circumstances that have prompted these unionization efforts have some similarities with the period that brought…

The Sunday Read: ‘This Was Trump Pulling a Putin’

Is there a connection between former President Donald J. Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine, the Russian invasion and the events of Jan. 6, 2021? The journalist Robert Draper talked to Fiona Hill, John Bolton and other former Trump advisers to gauge the extent to which the ex-president’s actions had a ripple effect. This story was…