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photoThe plot thickens for United States Senator Barbara Boxer. The California Democrat has written a novel about a fictional ultra-conservative Supreme Court nominee who must be stopped in Washington.

Truth is stranger than any fiction. Right now, a battle royale is being fought over the direction of the Supreme Court and future of abortion rights. Boxer stood her ground and voted "no" on the nomination of John Roberts as the Chief Justice.

Back in 2002, she stood her ground and voted "no" on the war in Iraq. Now, Republicans are up against it over the war, in-fighting, and scandals. Democrats are ready to rumble.

Hear a conversation with Senator Barbara Boxer about her new novel and the state of the Democratic Party.


U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer from California and author of the novel "A Time to Run."

Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly

This program aired on November 17, 2005.