Political Gabfest

The “Many People Are Saying” Edition

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest: Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and Kirsten Powers discuss Republicans abandoning Trump, the art of the political apology, and a Caitlin Flanagan essay in the Atlantic linking binge drinking to helicopter parenting.

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

John chatters about a potential future Whistlestop: the time a chorus of psychiatrists called Sen. Barry Goldwater “unfit” to be president.

Kirsten chatters about the show Veep on HBO.

Emily chatters about Missouri’s lead public defender assigning the governor a case in an effort to compel action on the public defender office’s budget needs.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.