Political Gabfest

The “Who Will Donald Trump Insult Next?” Edition

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss peak Trump versus percolating Kasich, the arrest and subsequent suicide of Sandra Bland, and the fate of the Guantánamo Bay detention center.

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

Emily chatters about Tablet Magazine’s latest Vox Tablet podcast about the man who rescued (or stole) French Jewish history (based on historian Lisa Leff’s novel The Archive Thief).

John chatters about the sad case of President James A. Garfield and his latest episode of Whistlestop.

David chatters about the documentary Harvard Beats Yale 29­–29 and NBC’s American Ninja Warrior.

Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest (#heygabfest). (Tweets may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

Podcast production by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Tarik Barrett.