PLEDGE NOW
Virginia Thomas Cancels On Point Interview
In this Nov. 15, 2007, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sits with his wife, Virginia Thomas, as he is introduced at the Federalist Society in Washington. (Charles Dharapak/AP)

In this Nov. 15, 2007, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sits with his wife, Virginia Thomas, as he is introduced at the Federalist Society in Washington. (Charles Dharapak/AP)

Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, canceled her scheduled interview with On Point late Tuesday.

We had planned to talk to Thomas about her major role in the Tea Party movement. The interview was scheduled a week ago, but Thomas’ publicist abruptly canceled, citing a “scheduling conflict.”

Thomas is in the news for a phone message she left for Anita Hill, the Brandeis University law professor, on Oct. 9. In the message, Thomas asked Hill to apologize for accusing her husband of sexual harassment during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings in 1991.

Hill said she thought the call was a joke, so she forwarded the message to campus security, which in turn informed the FBI. Thomas confirmed with NPR that she left the message.

In a statement, Hill refused to apologize and said her 1991 testimony speaks for itself.

Economist and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich joins us in the first hour of On Point for a conversation about equality and democracy.

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
ONPOINT
TODAY
Apr 29, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina waves during a rally in Indianapolis, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, when Cruz announced he has tapped Fiorina to serve as his running mate. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Trump and Hillary wins. Bernie lays off. Cruz chooses Carly. Beyonce drops “Lemonade.” Our weekly news roundtable goes beyond the headlines.

Apr 29, 2016
Screengrab from the #MorethanMean video produced by Sarah Spain and Julie Dicaro. Scroll down to view the video.

Women pushing back. A video by two female sports reporters about online harassment goes viral.

RECENT
SHOWS
Apr 28, 2016
Detail of the National Debt Clock, a billboard-size digital display showing the increasing US debt, on Sixth Avenue August 1, 2011 in New York.  US Vice President Joe Biden said Monday he was confident that Congress would approve a major austerity plan to avoid a debt default as he met with skeptical members of his Democratic Party.AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Beyond the campaign sound and fury, how do we really solve our biggest national problems? One smart citizen thinker weighs in- with you.

 
Apr 28, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a Women for Hillary event in New York, Monday, April 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Hillary Clinton and the women’s vote. How it’s broken against Bernie Sanders. How it might play out against Donald Trump.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
‘Embedded’: How Violent Gangs Are Terrorizing El Salvador
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

NPR’s Kelly McEvers on her reporting in El Salvador for the podcast Embedded, and how gang killings brought San Salvador’s bus service to a halt.

More »
Comment
 
That Cheap Dress On Facebook? It Isn't Worth It
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Know those shockingly cheap clothes you see advertised on Facebook? There’s a catch.

More »
Comment
 
The Boston Globe Imagines — And Rejects — A President Trump Front Page
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

The Boston Globe editorial page imagines — and rejects — President Donald Trump.

More »
Comment