In this week’s episode of Up Close, we look at political choices that can be viewed as controversial.
Minority voters have agreed on one thing since the days of FDR: in presidential elections, they vote for Democrats. But what about those who turn against that tide — what are they hoping for, and do they get there? Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Professor Leah Wright Rigueur explores the African-American community’s approach in The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power.
And then, one of the major political choices we make is about the question of choice. But The Nation columnist Katha Pollitt has some words for those who think they’re advocates for choice in Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights.
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