Political Gabfest

The “Everyone Listens to Women When They Speak Around Here” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Trump’s tax plan, shifting Republican power, and pro athletes using their influence to inspire social change.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon; New York Times columnist Ross Douthat; and Ruth Marcus, deputy editor with the Washington Post’s editorial page, discuss the GOP’s proposed tax “reform,” Roy Moore’s victory in Alabama, and Trump’s attack on pro athletes.

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


Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

  • Emily: Jaime Lowe’s upcoming book, Mental: Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind
  • Ross: Reflecting on the TV show The Girls Next Door in the wake of Hugh Hefner’s death
  • Ruth: Binge-watching Srugim, which she describes as “Friends meets Yentl

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Izzy Rode.