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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the changes to gun sales following the Parkland, Florida, shooting, the most recent White House shake-ups, and the future of public unions as Janus v. AFSCME comes before the Supreme Court.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- Ross Douthat for the New York Times: “The Rise of Woke Capital”
- Derek Thompson for the Atlantic: “Why Are Corporations Finally Turning Against the NRA?”
- Marwa Eltagouri for the Washington Post: “Democrats Woo Delta After Georgia Republicans Threaten Retribution Over NRA Benefits”
- Philip Rucker and Ashley Parker for the Washington Post: “Trump Aide Hope Hicks to Resign Amid Personal Tumult and Russia Probe”
- Brakkton Booker for NPR: “House Oversight Panel Asks HUD for Documents Amid Accusations of Lavish Spending”
- Adam Liptak for the New York Times: “A Supreme Court Showdown Could Shrink Unions’ Power”
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
- Emily: Rachel Simmons’ Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond the Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy, and Fulfilling Lives and Adam Winkler’s We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
- John: “VA Secretary David Shulkin’s Top PR Aide Asked Congress to Help Get Him Fired”
- David: “ACLU Sues US Over Separation of Mother, Child Seeking Asylum”
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Izzy Rode.