Track Palin’s domestic violence charges, and Anthony Weiner jokes.

Did Track Palin Get Off Easy?

Did Track Palin Get Off Easy?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Jan. 22 2016 6:57 PM

Did Track Palin Get Off Easy?

When a man strikes a woman with a fist in most jurisdictions, would this typically lead to a misdemeanor?

Sarah Palin wags a finger at the 2008 Republican National Convention, when she was the vice presidential nominee.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.