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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Tuesday’s Democratic election victories, Trump’s first year, and tech companies’ role in Russian meddling.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- Steve Strunsky for NJ.com: “After Wild 6-Way Race, N.J.’s First Sikh Mayor Humbled by Win”
- Emily Bazelon for the New York Times: “The New Front in the Gerrymandering Wars: Democracy vs. Math”
- Jim Rutenberg for the New York Times: “In AT&T Deal, Government Action Catches Up With Trump Rhetoric”
- Carroll Doherty for the Pew Research Center: “Key Takeaways on Americans’ Growing Partisan Divide Over Political Values”
- Claire Allbright for the Texas Tribune: “A Russian Facebook Page Organized a Protest in Texas. A Different Russian Page Launched the Counterprotest”
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
- Emily: The Graphic Advocacy Project
- John: Michael Lewis’ piece for Vanity Fair, “Inside Trump’s Cruel Campaign Against the USDA’s Scientists”
- David: Daniel H. Wilson’s Robopocalypse: a Novel
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Podcast production by Dan Bloom. Links compiled by Izzy Rode.