The Political Gabfest on the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, the new Republican majority in Congress, and the plunging number of arrests and summonses issued by the NYPD.

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Le “Je Suis Charlie Hebdo” Édition

Listen to Slate's Political Gabfest about the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, the new Republican majority in both houses of Congress, and the decline in NYPD policing.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the tragic attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, the return of a full Republican majority in the 114th Congress, and the NYPD’s apparent work slowdown with regard to “broken windows” policing.

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Max chatters about the documentary Led Zeppelin Played Here.

John chatters about his forthcoming piece on restraint in personal and public life.

David Plotz chatters about Oxford American’s story on Sky Burial.

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