Political Gabfest

The “Jewish Space Laser” Edition

The stimulus bill; Dr. Uché Blackstock on racial inequity in vaccine distribution; and Majorie Taylor Greene’s GOP.

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Episode Notes

Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:

Ezra Klein for the New York Times: “The Senate Has Become a Dadaist Nightmare

Uché Blackstock and Oni Blackstock for the Washington Post: “White Americans Are Being Vaccinated at Higher Rates Than Black Americans. Such Inequity Cannot Stand.

Shreya Kangovi and Uché Blackstock for the Washington Post: “Community Health Workers Are Essential in This Crisis. We Need More of Them.

Thomas B. Edsall for the New York Times: “The QAnon Delusion Has Not Loosened Its Grip

David Blight’s Open Yale Course: “HIST 119: The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, by Liaquat Ahamed

Monica Potts for The New York Times: “In the Land of Self-Defeat

Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

Emily: Moe Tkacik for Slate: “The Lousy Tippers of the Trump Administration

John: Vala Afshar’s tweet of a clip from DisruptTV, Episode 91.

David: Stefanos Chen for the New York Times: “The Downside to Life in a Supertall Tower: Leaks, Creaks, Breaks

Listener chatter from Phillip Cleveland @pwcleveland: a Twitter thread by Mark R. Miller
@4T9NER about a family photograph

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, listener Norman Townsend asks John, Emily, and David to discuss David’s new startup, CityCast.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.

Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.


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Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. Stephen Colbert says, “Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest.” The Gabfest is hosted by Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz. Listen for the debates, stay for the cocktail chatter.

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