Gabfest Extra: Day 9, Glimmers of Hope?Plotz and Weigel on signs of movement in the budget/debt ceiling showdown.
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Gabfest Extra: The Government Shutdown, Day 4Dickerson and Plotz on the end of Week 1 and a look ahead to Week 2.
Gabfest Extra: The Government Shutdown, Day 2Dickerson and Plotz on whether there are any signs of a thaw.
The Ted Cruz Is One Angry Canadian GabfestListen to Slate's show about Congress' debtageddon negotiations, the thaw with Iran, and whether revenge porn should be illegal.
The Putin Ex Machina GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama's swerving Syria policy, the New York City mayoral primary, and a twerking hoax video.
The Terrifying, Looming, Touching-the-Void Awfulness GabfestListen to Slate's show about why Obama might bomb Syria. Also, the fall forecast for U.S. politics, and the lessons of summer vacation.
The Bazelon Family GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama’s Egypt conundrum and Eric Holder’s sentencing reform gesture. Plus, an economist and a biologist make The Bet about an environmental doomsday.
The "Friend of My Enemy Is Not Aiding My Enemy" GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Bradley Manning verdict, Edward Snowden’s move, and the latest NSA revelations. Plus, the specter of Clinton fatigue.
The “Do You Live in This Town?” GabfestListen to Slate's show about #ThisTown and how the Senate dodged the nuclear option. Plus, the acquittal of George Zimmerman.
The “Is Hillary Too Old?” GabfestListen to Slate's show about immigration reform’s path through the House, Hillary Clinton’s age, and the legacy of Gettysburg.
The "Can Anyone Stop This Darn Immigration Bill?" GabfestListen to Slate's show about progress on immigration reform. Plus, Obama’s defense of the NSA and why his sliding poll numbers matter.
The Let Me Just Swab Your Cheek GabfestListen to Slate's show about how the government spies on big data, Chris Christie’s special election scheme, and the Supreme Court’s ruling on routine DNA collection.
The an Apple a Day Keeps the Taxes Away GabfestListen to Slate's show about Apple’s taxes, Obama’s new drone policy, and the debate over education reform.
Gabfest Extra: Day 8 of the Government ShutdownBazelon and Plotz on the legal questions raised by the D.C. impasse.
The “How Clean Is Your CR?” GabfestListen to Slate's show about the government shutdown, the Obamacare rollout, and Jews leaving their faith behind.
Gabfest Extra: The Government Shutdown, Day 1A quick, nightly podcast update on the mess in Washington.
The Washington on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown GabfestListen to Slate's show about mass shootings and gun control, the looming government shutdown, and the pope's startling interview.
The "Now, I Asked You So Nicely to Go to War" GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama’s Syria gamble, states defying the feds on guns and pot, and why campaign journalism is broken.
The "Washington Is Really Not So Bad" EditionListen to Slate's show about what works in Washington. Plus, what Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk says about modern war.
The "Actually We Don't Work for Jeff Bezos" EditionListen to Slate's show about the surprising sale of the Washington Post, Mitch McConnell’s Tea Party trouble, and the outrageous extremes of civil forfeiture law.
The "Hey Sucker, You'll Never Ever Make Partner" GabfestListen to Slate's show about more Weiner sexting and yet another budget showdown. Plus, the future of Big Law.
The "Come Back Eliot, All Is Forgiven" GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Egyptian coup Obama can’t call a coup. Plus, Eliot Spitzer’s would-be redemption, and what adults might learn at summer camp.
The Argle-Bargle GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Supreme Court’s momentous rulings on same-sex marriage and the Voting Rights Act. Plus, an epic filibuster in Texas.
The “If This Be Treason, Make the Most of It” GabfestListen to Slate's show about Edward Snowden’s status as hero or traitor. Plus, you gotta fight for your right to be house proud.
The Boardwalk Bromance GabfestListen to Slate's show about the durability of President Obama’s most prominent bipartisan relationship, the showdown over judicial appointments, and the next stage in the fight over Obamacare.
The Barack Obama Is Richard Nixon GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama’s scandal trifecta. Plus, the murder conviction of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell.