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The “Textbook Definition of Racism” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the Republican Party amid Trump’s judge comments, Clinton clinching the nomination, and the Stanford rape case.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Republican Party amid Donald Trump’s judge comments, Hillary Clinton clinching the nomination, and the Stanford University rape case.  

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

Emily chatters about the WNYC podcast Two Dope Queens.

John chatters about learning from Reddit about how “shot towers” were built in the late 18th century to manufacture bullets by dropping molten lead from heights that would allow them to harden into spheres, a huge improvement on the cavity molds of the era.

David chatters about a recent New Yorker piece by Amanda Schaffer about passengers set adrift on the Atlantic Ocean after their ship was sunk by a German Submarine at the beginning of WWII.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.