Political Gabfest on Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in Iowa, the Supreme Court on unions, and Sean Penn and El Chapo.

What Happens When SCOTUS Destroys Public-Sector Unions?

What Happens When SCOTUS Destroys Public-Sector Unions?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Jan. 15 2016 10:55 AM

“There Once Was a Union Maid but Not Anymore” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the tightening race between Hillary and Bernie, the Supreme Court’s upcoming blow to unions, and Sean Penn’s controversial interview with Mexican drug lord El Chapo.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the tightening race between Hillary and Bernie in Iowa, the Supreme Court’s upcoming blow to unions, and Sean Penn’s controversial interview with Mexican drug lord El Chapo.

Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week’s show:

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Emily chatters about her teenage obsession for David Bowie, his song
Hunky Dory,” and a beautiful tribute to him by Rick Wakeman.

John chatters about Maria Popova’s article on the psychology of trust, “The Confidence Game.”

David chatters about Atlas Obscura’s “Obscura Day 2016” and calls for collaborations (email dplotz@atlasobscura.org) and endorses the eerie, engrossing podcast Limetown.

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Podcast production by Jayson De Leon. Links compiled by Elle Bisgaard-Church.