Hurricane Harvey, antifa, and insubordinate Trump officials, on the Political Gabfest.

Is Antifa Legitimizing the Alt-Right?

Is Antifa Legitimizing the Alt-Right?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Sept. 1 2017 10:00 AM

The “Après Moi, le Déluge” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Hurricane Harvey, antifa, and insubordinate Trump officials.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, David Leonhardt, and David Plotz discuss Tropical Storm Harvey hitting Houston, the antifa movement, and increasing insubordination of Trump officials.

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Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

  • Emily Bazelon: Ivanka Trump is supporting the rollback of an Obama plan to require employers to share data on gender pay inequity.
  • David Plotz: the 1871 Treaty of Washington
  • David Leonhardt: out-of-office email replies while on vacation

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Podcast production by Kevin Townsend. Audio engineering by Efim Shapiro. Links compiled by Izzy Rode.

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

David Leonhardt is managing editor of The Upshot, a New York Times venture covering politics and policy.

David Plotz is the CEO of Atlas Obscura and host of the Slate Political Gabfest.