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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Slate staff writers Jamelle Bouie, who covers politics and race, and Amanda Hess, who reports on Internet culture, join Emily Bazelon to discuss the dust-up between Donald Trump and newswoman Megyn Kelly and the single-issue presidential aspirations of Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig. They also talk to Slate’s Will Oremus about the restructuring of Google.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Shortly after the first 2016 Republican debate, GOP front-runner Donald Trump escalated his feud with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly (of “Santa just is white” infamy). What did Donald Trump really mean (and does it even matter)?
- Is the outcry from conservatives sincere, or is there a much deeper issue for the Republican Party when it comes to women?
- Read more of Slate’s coverage of the GOP primary.
- Google CEO Larry Page announced the creation of a new conglomerate called Alphabet. Why did it happen, is it a good idea, and what does it mean for Google moving forward?
- Slate’s Will Oremus explains why Google had to evolve into Alphabet.
- Read more of Slate’s coverage of news and politics.
- Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig, of Mayday PAC fame, announced a possible candidacy for president. Why is he running?
- Does Larry Lessig’s unconventional campaign—and even stranger campaign pledge—have any chance of success?
- Read more of Slate’s coverage of the 2016 campaign.
Jamelle chatters about his photography hobby and his new Konica SLR film camera.
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Podcast production by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Tarik Barrett.