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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:
- Updated delegate math obviously favors Hillary Clinton, and Nate Silver says Bernie Sanders needs 35 points in California to have a chance at the convention.
- A recent New York Times article details Trump’s not-so-praiseworthy behavior toward women; meanwhile a New York Times Magazine cover story begins with a photo of Trump showered in celebratory confetti.
- Robert Kagan writes in the Washington Post about the dangers of treating Trump as a “normal politician.”
- Trump announces 11 people he would consider appointing to the Supreme Court.
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.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Elle Bisgaard-Church.