The shooting in Las Vegas, the federal response to Puerto Rico, and SCOTUS’ look at partisan gerrymandering on the Political Gabfest.

Should Political Identity Be a Protected Class, Like Race or Gender?

Should Political Identity Be a Protected Class, Like Race or Gender?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Oct. 6 2017 10:10 AM

The “Thoughts and Prayers” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the shooting in Las Vegas, the federal response to Puerto Rico, and the Supreme Court’s examination of political gerrymandering.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the mass shooting in Las Vegas; the federal response to Puerto Rico; and Gill vs. Whitford, the partisan gerrymandering case being argued before the Supreme Court.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Izzy Rode.