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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest: Emily Bazelon, Adam Davidson, Jacob Weisberg, and Ruth Marcus discuss Trump’s conflicts of interest, the future of health care, and how journalists should cover Trump’s tweeting.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- Adam Davidson in the New Yorker: “What the Presidency Is Worth to Donald Trump”
- Ruth Marcus in the Washington Post: “Will Trump’s kids help run his businesses or help run the country?”
- Andrew Ross Sorkin in the New York Times: “Dear President-Elect Trump: Here’s How to Fix Your Conflict-of-Interest Problem”
- The Wall Street Journal editorial “The Trump Family Political Business”
- Sarah Kliff in Vox: “By picking Tom Price to lead HHS, Trump shows he’s absolutely serious about dismantling Obamacare”
- Jack Shafer in Politico: “The New Rules for Covering Trump”
- James Fallows in the Atlantic: “How to Deal With the Lies of Donald Trump: Guidelines for the Media”
Ruth chatters about a screening of the biopic Jackie where she’ll be hosting a Q-and-A with star Natalie Portman and director Pablo Larraín.
Jacob chatters about the surfing memoir Barbarian Days by William Finnegan.
Emily chatters about Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America by Ari Berman.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.