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The Political Gabfest – a podcast from Slate: The “Moscow Mitch” Edition


08 Aug 2019

Slate’s Podcast – Political Gabfest – The Political Gabfest discusses white supremacist violence, Mitch McConnell’s new nicknames, and the impact of Joaquin Castro tweeting the names of Trump donors..

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

Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland, by Jonathan Metzl
• Dana Milbank for the Washington Post: “Mitch McConnell Is a Russian Asset”
• Charles Homans for the New York Times Magazine: “Mitch McConnell Got Everything He Wanted. But at What Cost?”

Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

• Mike: David Jarman for Daily Kos Elections: “The Daily Kos Elections Naming Guide to the Nation’s Congressional Districts”
• Emily: Wesley Morris for the New York Times: “Toni Morrison Taught Me How to Think”; Doreen St. Félix for the New Yorker: “Toni Morrison and What Our Mothers Couldn’t Say”
• David: The Overstory, by Richard Powers; Virginia Heffernan and Paul Ford for Medium: “Just Checking In”
• Listener chatter from Paul Chaffee @paul_chaffee: Kayla Epstein for the Washington Post: “How Do You Spell ‘Gerrymandering Is Bad?’ With a Font Made Out of Preposterous Districts.”

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