The political impact of Latino immigrants on state politics: HAROLD MEYERSON explains the difference between Texas, which has an identical proportion of Latinos and is a terrible Republican state, and California, which is Democratic, and pretty darn good.
Also: What’s it like to be an abortion provider in Utah—where state laws have made it almost impossible for women to get abortions? we’ll ask Dr. Leah Torres – she’s one of about ten remaining abortion providers in the entire state.
Plus: our dirty elections: ANDREW GUMBEL has that unfortunate story. He’s an award-winning investigative reporter who worked for 20 years as a foreign correspondent for The Guardian and the Independent, and his new book is Down for the Count: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America.