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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss John’s presidential interviews, Hillary Clinton’s return to public life, and Bret Stephens’ new job at the New York Times.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- John’s Oval Office interview of President Trump on CBS This Morning
- John’s Face the Nation interview of Trump
- Jamelle Bouie writes in Slate: “The Danger of Trump’s Civil War Ignorance”
- Nate Silver writes in FiveThirtyEight: “The Comey Letter Probably Cost Clinton the Election”
- Bret Stephens writes in the New York Times: “Op-Ed Columnist: Climate of Complete Certainty”
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
Emily: The dire state of North Carolina politics and governance.
John: A new book on World War II London’s “great cat and dog massacre,” reviewed in the Los Angeles Review of Books.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.