Political Gabfest about the State of the Union, marriage equality, and Selma.

Did LBJ Get a Raw Deal in Selma?

Did LBJ Get a Raw Deal in Selma?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Jan. 23 2015 10:42 AM

The “Is It Rude to Fall Asleep During the State of the Union?” Edition

Listen to Slate’s Political Gabfest about the State of the Union address, the Supreme Court’s marriage equality cases, and the depiction of LBJ in the movie Selma.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss President Obama’s penultimate State of the Union address, the Supreme Court and the future of gay marriage, and the portrayal of the relationship between MLK and LBJ in the film Selma.

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Emily chatters about Tim Smyczek’s sportsmanship at the Australian Open and looks forward to his interview next week with Slate’s Hang Up and Listen.

John chatters about his high school teacher and friend, the late Neal Tonken.

David chatters about the recent measles outbreak that began in Disneyland.

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