Political Gabfest

The “Dreaming of 1237” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the New York primary results and the Supreme Court’s hearing of the pivotal immigration case United States v. Texas.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the New York primary results and the Supreme Court’s hearing of the immigration case United States v. Texas.


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


Emily chatters about Sam Biddle’s article on the ubiquity of startups, “I Have No Idea What This Startup Does and No One Will Tell Me.”

John chatters about the Maria Reynolds affair, and the many entanglements of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.

David chatters about a story in Deadspin called “Behind the Photo that Changed the Boston Marathon Forever” by David Davis.

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.