Political Gabfest

The “Jeb With a Sad, Droopy Exclamation Point!” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the third Republican debate, the bipartisan budget deal, and another violent arrest of a black citizen by a white police officer.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the third GOP debate and whether it marks the end of Jeb Bush’s White House aspirations, the two-year budget agreement shepherded by outgoing House Speaker John Boehner and whether it is a victory for President Obama, and yet another troubling encounter between a white police officer and a black citizen—this time involving a high school student in her classroom—and what it means for education policy and race relations in America.

Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week’s show:

Emily chatters about Reginald Dwayne Betts’ book of poetry Bastards of the Reagan Era.

John chatters about the power of President Obama’s bully pulpit.

David chatters about Atlas Obscura’s Into the Veil event at the Green-Wood Cemetery, the “Indian Princess” Do-Hum-Me, and the touching story of the restoration of her grave.

If you’re a fan of Slate’s podcasts, you can’t miss out on our one-night-only show in New York City on Nov. 16! We’re combining Slate’s most popular personalities from the Political Gabfest, the Culture Gabfest, and Hang Up and Listen into a blowout event called Superfest on Broadway at Manhattan’s Town Hall. After the event, we will be holding an exclusive afterparty with the talent, Slate staff, and Panoply partners at an undisclosed location. You can buy your show ticket or a show and afterparty package by visiting slate.com/superfestnyc. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the show and 9 p.m. for the afterparty.

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Podcast production by Jason De Leon. Links compiled by Tarik Barrett.