The victories of Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman in California, Sharron Angle in Nevada, and Nikki Haley in South Carolina in last week’s primaries are being hailed as a victory for women. Yet do conservative, anti-government women’s candidacies spell gains for women nationwide? Or will the cuts they threaten to make to government programs hurt more women than their candidacies help?

To kick off our new Monday collaboration with The Nation magazine, host Laura Flanders is joined in studio by editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel and columnist Melissa Harris-Lacewell, who break down the election results, the real history of these faux populists, and also report back on a Nation investigation in New Orleans that has led to indictments.