Slate Political Gabfest

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Bill Leff chats with Emily Bazelon, a senior editor at Slate where she writes about the law, family, and kids. She is also one of the three hosts of Slate’s Political Gabfest, a weekly podcast that covers the latest in political news. It is coming to Chicago on Wednesday for a live show at the Thorne Auditorium. Tickets are $30, and you can purchase them at

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Emily Bazelon (Nina Subin)


  • Matt McCann

    It appears both of you have either never taken a US history class or have forgot everything.

    You both talked about how Washington politics is so polarized and very political, more today then ever before and how President Obama can’t get anything done because of it.

    The fact is this is NOTHING compared to our history. Not sure how if you believe in something how you compromise in a way that goes against everything you support. Then if the other side is not giving why should you?

    A great new book covers how politics was in a very interesting era.

    1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler-the Election amid the Storm by Susan Dunn is an outstanding read.

    I won’t bother commenting more on this interview but this one area is one you can learn something and we could end up agreeing

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