Special elections, the Senate health care bill, and partisan gerrymandering, on the Political Gabfest.

Why Do We Allow Gerrymandering Sometimes?

Why Do We Allow Gerrymandering Sometimes?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
June 22 2017 5:32 PM

The “Lump of Coal” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the Georgia congressional race, the Senate health care bill, and a Supreme Court case on gerrymandering.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and Julia Ioffe discuss the Georgia congressional race, the Senate health care bill, and a Supreme Court case on partisan gerrymandering.

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Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

  • Emily: The release of the video of a recently-acquitted Minnesota police officer shooting Philando Castile during a traffic stop.
  • John: Slaughterhouse Five and the Protecto Bible.
  • Julia: Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.