To listen to the discussion, use the player below:
On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and David Plotz discuss Devin Nunes, political overreach, and coal.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- David Corn writes in Mother Jones: “How Devin Nunes Is Threatening the Constitution”
- Reihan Salam writes in Slate: “Don’t Blame the Freedom Caucus”
- Ben Casselman writes in Five Thirty Eight: “Trump’s Plan Won’t Reverse Coal’s Decline”
- Brad Plumer writes in Vox: “Trump’s big new executive order to tear up Obama’s climate policies, explained”
Jamelle chatters about The Flintstones, the new DC Comics interpretation of the classic cartoon.
David chatters about “How an Israeli historian led me to do the best things I’ve ever done,” by Gershom Gorenberg in the Washington Post.
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment the hosts discuss #lacgate and whether it’s OK to breast-feed someone else’s baby. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at slate.com/gabfestplus.
Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest (#heygabfest). (Tweets may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)
Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook. We post to the Facebook page throughout the week, so keep the conversation going by joining us there. Or follow us @SlateGabfest. The email address for the Political Gabfest is email@example.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)
Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.