Gail Collins: Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the Complicated Story of Women and Aging in America

Gail Collins: Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the Complicated Story of Women and Aging in America

Plus Rick Perlstein on impeachment and Eric Foner on the 1619 Project.


The adventures of older women in America: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, for example, is 86, and Nancy Pelosi just turned 80. But where are the prominent Republican women in politics today who are older? Gail Collins has been thinking about that; of course, she’s the New York Times op-ed columnist. Her new book is No Stopping Us Now.

Also: Rick Perlstein says the Nixon impeachment committee limited the charges against the president in order to win a Republican majority in the Senate; since that’s not going to happen with Trump, the Democrats might as well include all his high crimes in their articles of impeachment.

And historian Eric Foner talks about The New York Times’ “1619 Project,” which argues that the legacy of slavery is central to all of the American past and present—including the White House today.

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