Slate Political Gabfest

The Fake ID Edition

Friday, October 24, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and special guest David Leonhardt of the New York Times discuss the influence of billionaire political donors, debate the value of voter ID laws, and talk about the legacy of the late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The fallout from the European elections

Monday, May 26, 2014

The fallout from the European elections


The Brian Lehrer Show

What's Joe Lhota's Path?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Now that we know the matchup for November's mayoral election, can Republican Joe Lhota actually win in deep blue New York City - particularly when Bill de Blasio made such a successful appeal to a variety of identity groups? Reihan Salam, senior fellow at R Street, contributor to The National Review and CNN, discusses what he and fellow New York Republicans want to see from Lhota. And New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts breaks down the demographic challenges Lhota faces -- plus the types of Democrats he'll have to win over.

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Explainer: The Supreme Court, Voting Rights and New York

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx are all covered by the Voting Rights Act - which might surprise you. Here's what today's Supreme Court decision means for the city.

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Transportation Nation

Where The (Potential) Voters Are: Subway Edition

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Registering to vote in New York's Union Square subway station (photo by Andrea Bernstein)

Looking to register more voters in New York City? Take out your MetroCard.

That's what a coalition of nonprofits did on Tuesday as part of National Voter Registration Day. The groups set up tables in subway stations across the city. "Times Square has always been the site with the most new registrants," said NVRD New York State coordinator Kristina Andreotta in a statement, "and we don’t expect anything less from Tuesday."

Fun fact: according to MTA statistics, the average weekday ridership at the city's five busiest subway stations (Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, Herald Square, 34th Street/Penn Station and Union Square) totals about 653,000 people. That's more than the populations of either Wyoming or Vermont, but the NYC subway doesn't get a Congressional district.

(photo by Andrea Bernstein)

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The All the People Who Are Happier Than You Gabfest

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: The latest from the Presidential race, Voter ID laws, and political happiness