The Republican primaries on Super Tuesday left Mitt Romney in the lead, but not by enough–JOHN NICHOLS comments. Hhe’s Washington editor of The Nation and a frequent guest on MSNBC; his new book is Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street.
Also: the Republicans and women – after Rush Limbaugh called a female law student a slut and a prostitute when she testified before Congress on women’s health issues, after the Republican frontrunners didn’t really challenge Rush – where does the Republican party stand with women voters today? BETSY REED, executive editor of The Nation, will explain–she is co-editor of the Sarah Palin book Going Rouge.
Plus: ROBERT PROCTOR says “the cigarette is the deadliest artifact in the history of civilization.” He’s Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University, and author of the monumental new book Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition. Check out the tobacco documents archive online at http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/ .