King v. Burwell: Political Gabfest on the Supreme Court’s decision in the Affordable Care Act case, the meaning and symbolism of the Confederate flag, and Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change.

Can the South Find Identity Beyond the Confederate Flag?

Can the South Find Identity Beyond the Confederate Flag?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
June 26 2015 10:31 AM

The “Jiggery-Pokery” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the meaning and symbolism of the Confederate flag, and Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Supreme Court decision to save Obamacare (yet again), the debate over Confederate iconography, and Pope Francis’ polemical encyclical on climate change.

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Emily chatters about her family vacation to the Grand Canyon (through Canyon Explorations/Expeditions).

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David chatters about NBC’s Friday Night Lights.

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