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In Wisconsin tonight, Republicans voted to strip workers of collective bargain rights in a surprise coup. JOHN NICHOLS reports live from Madison on a developing crisis. READ John’s latest piece at TheNation.com HERE. WATCH Michael Moore’s speech in Madison HERE. (Photo: Milwaukee workers attack scabs in 1946–NYTimes.)
Also: The legendary FATHER GREG BOYLE, Jesuit pastor of Dolores Mission in Boyle Heights starting in 1986, has made it his mission to help gang members who want to quit. He founded Homeboy Industries in 1988. Now his wonderful book: Tattoos on the Heart: Stories of Hope and Compassion is out in paperback. (first aired 5/12/10)
Plus: How a generation of women came to realize their dissatisfaction with domestic life didn’t reflect a personal inadequacy but rather a social and political injustice: STEPHANIE COONTZ talks about Betty Friedan’s book The Feminine Mystique, 50 years after its publication. Stephanie’s new book is A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s. Watch Stephanie on The Colbert Report HERE.