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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss whether Donald Trump should be panicking about the raid on Michael Cohen’s office, what Paul Ryan’s retirement portends, and Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- Jonah Goldberg for the National Review: “The President’s Fixer”
- Jim Newell for Slate: “Republicans Shrug Off Trump’s Mueller Rage”
- Gayle King for CBS This Morning: “Paul Ryan Says ‘Nothing Trumps My Family’ ”
- Zeynep Tufekci for the New York Times: “We Already Know How to Protect Ourselves From Facebook”
- Will Oremus for Slate: “I’m Not Familiar With That”
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
John: “History,” from XKCD
David: the Netflix series Wild Wild Country
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Izzy Rode.