To listen to the discussion, use the player below:
On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and Adam Davidson discuss North Korea, H-1B visas, tax reform, and Bill O’Reilly leaving Fox News.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- Fred Kaplan writes in Slate: “Return of the Madman Theory”
- Emily Steel and Michael Schmidt reported in the New York Times that about $13 million had been paid to settle allegations of sexual harassment against Bill O’Reilly.
- Tyler Cowen writes in the American Interest: “America’s Placebo President?”
- Jerry Useem writes in the Atlantic: “How Online Shopping Makes Suckers of Us All”
This week, Emily chatters about a new study showing that male Supreme Court justices interrupt female justices more often. John chatters about a story from his latest Whistlestop episode. Adam chatters about threading the journalistic needle on President Trump.
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.)
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment the hosts discuss an article in the Atlantic on online pricing. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at slate.com/gabfestplus.
Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.