Political Gabfest

The “I Threw a Chair in Reno Just to Watch It Fly” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about a potential Democratic Party crackup, new Trump shenanigans, and the Supreme Court’s (non)decision in Zubik v. Burwell.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss a potential Democratic Party crackup, new Trump shenanigans over tax returns and Megyn Kelly, and the Supreme Court’s wishy-washy decision in Zubik v. Burwell.


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


David chatters about the enjoyable film Brooklyn and dying Sen. Bob Bennett’s apology to Muslims for Donald Trump’s behavior, as reported in the Daily Beast.


Emily chatters about the delightful novel Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld.

John chatters about an ad to buy RCA Victor TV sets for those Republicans who cannot attend but want to watch the convention.

Elle chatters about Jacob Lawrence’s “Migration Series” at the Phillips Collection in Washington and a ProPublica investigation into the prevalence of debt collection suits in black communities.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Elle Bisgaard-Church.