Political Gabfest

The “Let’s Get All Smug About That Kentucky Clerk” Edition

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the latest on the Hillary Clinton email scandal and what it means for her campaign and for Democrats in the 2016 election, the worsening European migrant crisis and the moral obligation of the world to help, and the Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and whether her religious convictions should supersede her obligations as a government official.

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

Emily chatters about how a federal judge vacated New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game “deflategate” suspension.

John chatters about how giving up refined sugar changed Michael Grothaus’ brain.

David offers the Gabfest’s well wishes to Stephen Colbert for next week’s debut of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

Slate’s Political Gabfest is coming to San Francisco on Sept. 15 at the historic Nourse Theater, with special guest Merlin Mann. Some tickets remain available at slate.com/politicalSF. If you are a Slate Plus member, you will be eligible for a discount on your ticket purchase. If you’d like to become a Slate Plus member, visit slate.com/gabfestplus.

Slate’s DoubleX Gabfest is coming to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 27 at D.C.’s Woolly Mammoth Theater. The live show is a part of the inaugural Woman’s Voices Theater Festival, a citywide celebration of new work by female playwrights from more than 50 professional theaters throughout the nation’s capital region. Tickets are available at slate.com/dcdoublex. Slate Plus members are eligible for a discount on their ticket purchase.

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 Daniel Bloom. Links compiled by Tarik Barrett.