The Political Gabfest discusses the dire new climate change report, the claim that Democrats are an “angry mob,” and Taylor Swift’s foray into politics.

Will the terrible new climate change report inspire new action?

Will the terrible new climate change report inspire new action?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Oct. 11 2018 5:23 PM

The “Angry Mob” Edition

The Political Gabfest discusses the dire new climate change report, the claim that Democrats are an “angry mob,” and Taylor Swift’s new foray into politics.

Waves break in front of a destroyed amusement park wrecked by Hurricane Sandy.
Waves break in front of a destroyed amusement park wrecked by Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 31, 2012, in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the dire new climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the aftermath of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation, and Taylor Swift’s new engagement with politics.

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

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Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

  • Emily: The New York Times’ interactive feature “This Is 18
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For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, the hosts discuss Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.

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Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.