The “Legitimate Political Discourse” Edition
The Supreme Court fails to enforce the Voting Rights Act, the GOP embrace of Jan. 6, and protests in Canada.
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John Dickerson for the Atlantic: “
The GOP Has No Standards Now”
Adela Suliman for the Washington Post: “ Marjorie Taylor Greene Says Nancy Pelosi leads ‘Gazpacho Police,’ Causing Collective Spit Take”
Brett Samuels for the Hill: “
Pence Breaks With Trump: ‘I Had No Right to Overturn the Election’”
Here’s this week’s chatter:
Emily: Sam Levine for the Guardian: “
The Black Woman Sentenced to Six Years in Prison Over a Voting Error”
John Grisham Reads Soggy Sweat’s Whiskey Speech”
David: Oliver Holmes for the Guardian: “
Putin’s Massive Table: Powerplay or Paranoia?”
Listener chatter from Cason Reily: BBC: “
Who Is Sue Gray?”
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Emily, John, and David ponder what makes something qualify as a sport or a game.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.
Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.