The 2018 midterm elections kicked off this week with primary voting in Texas. Many predict big gains for the Democrats in November, fueled by  grassroots efforts across the country. But some analysts wonder if this energy can translate to a healthier Democratic Party.

The 2018 midterm elections kicked off this week with primary voting in Texas. Many predict big gains for the Democrats in November, fueled by grassroots efforts across the country. But some analysts wonder if this energy can translate to a healthier Democratic Party.

Tuesday’s primary in Texas marked the beginning of the 2018 midterm elections. And though Democratic turnout was strong, The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel says the Democratic Party still faces questions about what it stands for beyond opposing Donald Trump and “Trumpism.”

Then, we think of Citizens United as the case that transformed corporations into people. In his new book, “We the Corporations,” Adam Winkler says businesses have been lobbying for those rights for centuries.

Also, a much-anticipated opening on the big screen today. I talk to the producer of “a wrinkle in time” about turning her favorite childhood book into a movie.

And, finally, a commentary about Fred Rogers on the 50th anniversary of the debut of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Click here to listen to their 2002 interview, one of Diane’s all-time favorites.

Guests

  • Katrina vanden Heuvel Editor and publisher, The Nation; author of "The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama."
  • Adam Winkler Professor of law, UCLA; author of "We The Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights" and "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America"
  • Catherine Hand Producer, "A Wrinkle In Time"

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