Political Gabfest

The “Is He Mussolini or Hitler?” Edition

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss Donald Trump’s call to block all Muslims from entering America and the Supreme Court taking up both race in college admissions and the “one person ,one vote” doctrine.

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

Emily chatters about Slate writer Katy Waldman’s piece refuting the dominant narratives of anorexia.

John chatters about a meme by Turkish doctor Bilgin Ciftci—juxtaposing Turkish President Erdogan and Lord of the Rings’ Gollum—that has now landed him in jail. The ultimate question at stake: Is Gollum good or evil?

David chatters about a very surprised and delighted orangutan, as seen on Twitter.

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 Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Elle Bisgaard-Church.