Groups who oppose abortion have used fetal personhood laws to chip away at Roe v. Wade. But these laws affect women with wanted pregnancies, as well.
In this moment of political discontent, when we talk of deep divides and a growing sense that our democracy has gone off track, historians counsel us to look to our past for guidance.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Ellis returned to the founding of our country in search of lessons for today. His takeaway? We have lost the ability to argue.
In his new book, “American Dialogue: The Founders and Us,” Ellis considers some of the major issues that divided the members of the country’s founding generation -and continue to be fought over 200 years later. He tells Diane that we may not find answers in history, but we can learn how to frame the debate.
- Joseph Ellis Historian and author of "Founding Brothers: the Revolutionary Generation," "American Sphinx," and "American Dialogue: The Founders and Us"
Most Recent Shows
As we come to the end of the third week of the government shutdown over the border wall, Diane talks to Jonah Goldberg of National Review about how we got here and why it is so hard to move on.
Diane asks Robert P. Jones, author of "The End of White Christian America."
A rebroadcast of one of Diane’s all-time favorite interviews with Albert “Racehoss” Sample who was abused and abandoned by his mother. He spent 17 years in a brutal Texas prison. His story of survival, redemption and reclaiming his humanity.