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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Jacob Weisburg discuss Trump’s victory, how Trump will govern, and what his opponents should do now.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- Reporting on a Latino surge early in the evening
- Franklin Foer notes in Slate that Trump assumes the presidency when the office is at the peak of its powers
- Trump falsely claimed Obama “screamed” at a protester
- Emily examines North Carolina in the New York Times Magazine: “The Supreme Court Ruled That Voting Restrictions Were a Bygone Problem. Early Voting Results Suggest Otherwise.”
Emily chatters about hardline prosecutors and law enforcement officials losing around the country.
Jacob chatters about seeing the bright spots in your own life: having dinner with your family and processing with exercise.
David chatters about the League of Kitchens, a group that brings diners into the homes of talented immigrant cooks.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.