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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss President Trump’s immigration order, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, and federal employees resisting the Trump administration.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- David Leonhardt writes in the New York Times: “Neil Gorsuch: How Democrats Should Respond”
- Dawn Johnsen, the former head of the Office of Legal Counsel, writes in Slate: “Seat Merrick”
- Joe Davidson writes in the Washington Post: “To Resist or Not, the Federal Employee’s Dilemma”
- Ryan Lizza writes in the New Yorker: “White House to State Department Dissenters: Quit”
Emily chatters about the new book Why Time Flies by Alan Burdick.
David chatters about Virginia congressman David Brat avoiding town halls because he says women are all up “in my grill” about health care.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.