Ronny Jackson, Muslim travel ban, and the presidency on the Political Gabfest.

Can We Fix the Broken Office of the President?

Can We Fix the Broken Office of the President?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
April 26 2018 6:31 PM

The “Hardest Job in the World” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Ronny Jackson, Hawaii v. Trump at SCOTUS, and the impossibility of the presidency.

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: Television journalist John Dickerson enters the 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on August 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Ronny Jackson’s will-he-won’t-he Cabinet nomination, arguments before SCOTUS in Hawaii v. Trump, and John’s new piece on the presidency.

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Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

Emily: Matthew Birkhold for Electric Lit: “Why Do So Many Judges Cite Jane Austen in Legal Decisions

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David: Don Blankenship is running for U.S. Senate in West Virginia while living in Nevada, on parole, and with a long and storied history of misdeeds.

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Podcast production by Jayson De Leon. Links compiled by Izzy Rode.