An anonymous op-ed, Kavanaugh hearings, and the New Yorker Festival, on the Political Gabfest.

Do Dissenters in the White House Damage Democracy?

Do Dissenters in the White House Damage Democracy?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Sept. 6 2018 5:07 PM

The “Unsung Hero” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about an anonymous top Trump official’s op-ed, the Kavanaugh hearings, and the New Yorker Festival uninviting Steve Bannon.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss dissent within the Trump administration, Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, and backlash against the New Yorker for inviting and uninviting Steven Bannon to their Festival.

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Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

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Emily: Boom Town by Sam Anderson

David: Big Game by Mark Leibovich and “How Real News Is Worse Than Fake News” by Tyler Cowen

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