The Michael Cohen raid, Paul Ryan’s retirement, and Mark Zuckerberg before Congress, on the Political Gabfest.

Why Are We Still Debating Whether to Regulate Facebook?

Why Are We Still Debating Whether to Regulate Facebook?

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April 12 2018 5:31 PM

The “Farewell, My Blue-Eyed Monster” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the raid on Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, Paul Ryan’s retirement, and Mark Zuckerberg’s chat with Congress.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing regarding the company’s use and protection of user data on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 11, 2018.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing regarding the company’s use and protection of user data on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 11, 2018.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss whether Donald Trump should be panicking about the raid on Michael Cohen’s office, what Paul Ryan’s retirement portends, and Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress.

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Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

Emily: Judge Stephen Reinhardt, called the “liberal lion,” has died. He wrote his last opinion on pay discrimination.

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John: “History,” from XKCD

David: the Netflix series Wild Wild Country

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