Political Gabfest on Donald Trump’s immigration reform plan, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, and the recent New York Times piece about conditions at Amazon.

Are We All Destined to Become Amabots?

Are We All Destined to Become Amabots?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Aug. 21 2015 10:03 AM

The Amabots and Amholes Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump’s immigration reform plan, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, and the recent New York Times piece on working conditions at Amazon.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, special guests Jamelle Bouie, the new chief political correspondent at Slate, and Jack Hitt, prolific magazine writer and frequent contributor to This American Life, join Emily Bazelon to discuss Donald Trump’s immigration policy and its impact on the GOP’s prospects with Hispanic voters, whether the rise of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, is sustainable and whether Black Lives Matter is winning over Democratic candidates, and the recent New York Times investigative piece about working conditions at Amazon and the future of white-collar workers in the digital economy.

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Emily chatters about Mat Johnson’s newest novel Loving Day.

Jamelle chatters about his love of Rancho Gordo heirloom beans.

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Jack chatters about the movie The Man From U.N.C.L.E..

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