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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the final tax bill and government agency leadership under Donald Trump. Then Linda Greenhouse joins in to discuss covering the Supreme Court.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- Blair Guild for CBS News: “Trump Judicial Nominee Withdraws After Failing to Answer Basic Legal Questions”
- Talia Buford for ProPublica: “What It’s Like Inside the Trump Administration’s Regulatory Rollback at the EPA”
- FiveThirtyEight: “How Popular Is Donald Trump?”
- Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between, by Linda Greenhous
- Matt Ford for the Atlantic: “Judgment Day for Public Unions”
- Linda referenced the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation
- Linda Greenhouse for the New York Times: “The Empty Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing”
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
- Emily: Alice Gregory for the New Yorker: “The Sorrow and the Shame of the Accidental Killer”
- John: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, by Daniel H. Pink
- David: Umair Haque’s “What Do You Call a World That Can’t Learn From Itself?” and a Twitter thread by Alison Gerber
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, the hosts discuss Linda Greenhouse’s favorite story from her time covering the Supreme Court. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at slate.com/gabfestplus.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Izzy Rode.