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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the New Hampshire primary, the future of the presidential race, and the Supreme Court’s blow to President Obama’s climate change action.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- The aftermath of New Hampshire for the Republicans, including who continues to be in disarray: Trump wins, Kasich has a strong showing, Fiorina and Christie drop out, Rubio appears extinguished.
- Which way is the establishment going, Trump or Cruz?
- Is Donald Trump the most dangerous American presidential candidate in our history?
- On the democratic side: Is there a chance that Bernie could get the democratic nomination? Does HRC need to retool her campaign or just get to next week?
- Do older people like Hillary because they have learned to compromise? (A question inspired by a recent piece by Slate’s Michelle Goldberg.)
- Why do Hillary’s ethical missteps seem to disproportionately stick to her?
- The Supreme Court struck a blow to Obama’s climate change actions when it moved to block regulating emissions from coal-fired plants. Why are people talking about SCOTUS’ decision in unprecedented terms? How will this affect the Paris climate accord?
Emily chatters about the enjoyable novel A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.
John chatters about social media and studies about the effects of incessant images on our psyches, mentioning the work of psychologists Marianne Gary and Linda Henkel.
David’s chatter includes an apology to Emily about belittling her breakfast habits over the past years. He admits he is now eating breakfasts and loving them!
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