joined us for his regular morning roundup, including the much-discussed "The Loud Truth About Abortion Protesters,"
the McDonnell indictment
, the continuing Chris Christie saga, and the rather ridiculous notion that it somehow helps Christie for it to have legs. No less ridiculous: the idea that Christie, the new head of the RGA, is somehow thrilled
with Bob McDonnell being in the headlines. Greg's most interesting reads on the subject: Matt Bai
and Matt Katz
. Plus Jonathan Chait has seen the Gop future: GWB
. (Not the bridge, though there's that, too.) For the second hour, we welcomed Sophia Yen
and Ellen Shaffer
of the Silver Ribbon Campaign to Trust Women
, our co-hosts for the day, thanks to their winning bid in the latest round of Netroots Nation fundraising auctions! Today being the anniversary of Roe v. Wade
, it was a perfect day to dive deep into the bundle of issues surrounding reproductive rights and health. Their backgrounder on the campaign and roundup of the issues took us from insurance coverage, to "crisis pregnancy centers,"
to the Hyde amendment
, to forced birthing
. But just as important, they broke through the walls of the "issue silo" and reminded us that no matter what your top priorities are, these issues are tied in many ways to everything you care about.
For your further edification, courtesy of Sophia, a collection of videos on the hot issues that every educated person needs to see:
Abortions in the US - Guttmacher Institute http://www.youtube.com/...
Rep Jackie Speier's speech http://www.youtube.com/...
Hyde is Not OK http://www.youtube.com/...
Crisis Pregnancy Centers - http://www.youtube.com/...
3 Great movies and clips about abortion when it was illegal http://www.choiceatrisk.org/...