Charlottesville and the Alabama Senate race, on the Political Gabfest.

Could the President’s Lackluster Rejection of Hate Groups Drive Republicans to Distance Themselves From Him?

Could the President’s Lackluster Rejection of Hate Groups Drive Republicans to Distance Themselves From Him?

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Aug. 17 2017 7:02 PM

The “Very Fine People” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about President Trump’s response to Charlottesville, its impact on the nation, and the Alabama Senate race.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson are joined by Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of the Atlantic, to discuss President Trump’s response to Charlottesville, the impact of last weekend’s events on the nation, and the upcoming Alabama Senate race.

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Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:

Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

  • John: A story of a 1950s pipe-bomber in New York City on Damn Interesting.
  • Emily: Learning about her family’s heritage through old census records.
  • Jeffrey: His own family’s journey to America, emigrating from Europe just before the country’s doors closed.

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

Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the author of Sticks and Stones

John Dickerson is a Slate political columnist, the moderator of CBS’s Face the Nation, and author of Whistlestop and On Her Trail

Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for the Atlantic and the author of Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror.