Political Gabfest

The “Ambien and Racism” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about missing child migrants, Puerto Rico, and Roseanne’s racism.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss #WhereAreTheChildren and new immigration policies, the death toll in Puerto Rico, and Roseanne’s racism.

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Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

Emily: Ireland ended its ban on abortion via an overwhelming vote. Meanwhile in the U.S., legal challenges to women’s right to abortion continue, such as in Arkansas.

John: Louis Menand for the New Yorker: “Robert F. Kennedy’s Funeral Train, Fifty Years Later

David: Peter Baker for the New York Times: “When the President Testified: People in the Room Recall Clinton’s 1998 Interrogation” and Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History, by Mike Pesca

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment the hosts discuss whether we should shame public officials for the actions of their ancestors. 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.