The Gabfest on Putin in Ukraine, race in the Obama administration, and the botched sexual assault investigation of FSU’s Jameis Winston.
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April 18 2014 11:27 AM

The Ukraine, You Saw, You Conquered Gabfest

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, Jamelle Bouie, and Will Dobson discuss Putin’s latest maneuvers in Ukraine, the “lived experience” of African-Americans during the Obama administration, and the sexual assault investigation against Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston.

Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week’s show:

Emily chatters about George Saunders’ advice to graduates, which is now available as a book.

Jamelle chatters about the cartoon Bob’s Burgers.

John chatters about George Washington’s journey from Mount Vernon to New York for his inauguration. Much to Washington’s dismay, the ambivalent president-elect was waylaid by celebratory feasts, street parades, and rose petal-hurling virgins who burst into song at his approach.

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Podcast production by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Rebecca Cohen.

Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the author of Sticks and Stones

Jamelle Bouie is Slates chief political correspondent.

John Dickerson is a Slate political columnist, the moderator of CBS’s Face the Nation, and author of On Her Trail. Read his series on the presidency and on risk.

William J. Dobson is Slate’s Washington bureau chief and the author of The Dictator’s Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy.

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