The Manafort indictment, the tax bill, and David Blight on John Kelly and the Civil War, on the Political Gabfest.

Has John Kelly Read Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address?

Has John Kelly Read Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Nov. 2 2017 5:38 PM

The “Cut, Cut, Cut” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Mueller’s indictments, the tax bill, and John Kelly’s comments on the Civil War.

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The battlefield at Gettysburg, July 1863.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the initial indictments in Robert Mueller’s investigation and the House’s tax cut bill. Then Civil War historian David Blight joins the team to dig into John Kelly’s comments on Robert E. Lee and the Civil War.

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

Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

  • Emily: The race for district attorney of Philadelphia is next week, and it offers an example of a progressive, nontraditional prosecutor up against a veteran of the office
  • John: An imaging technique called “muon radiography” has revealed a never-before-seen space inside the Great Pyramid
  • David: Paul Ryan magazine, by the team behind the Neu Jorker

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