The “I’m Sorry If …” Edition
The state of the stimulus bill, sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Cuomo, and escalating voter suppression efforts.
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Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:
Dahlia Lithwick for Slate: “Maybe It’s a Good Thing Andrew Cuomo Is Still Governor”
Charlotte Klein for Vanity Fair: “Pence Can’t Quit The Big Election Lie That Nearly Got Him Killed”
The Brennan Center’s State Voting Bills Tracker 2021
Here’s this week’s chatter:
Emily: Elizabeth Nolan Brown for Reason: “Science-Based Policy Means Decriminalizing Sex Work, Say Hundreds of Researchers”; Heads of the Colored People, by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
John: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Civics Test
David: David chattered in Seussian rhyme about the controversy over Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ decision to take six books with racist imagery out of print.
Listener chatter from Lily Shield: Amy Littlefield for the Nation: “As the Pandemic Raged, Abortion Access Nearly Flickered Out”
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, David, and John discuss when they first realized the coronavirus would be life-changing.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.
Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.