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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss Trumpism, Brexit, and populism with former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, examine the recent Supreme Court abortion decision, and chatter from Aspen.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- Donald Trump’s fight with the Chamber of Commerce after his speech on trade.
- Ronald Brownstein on Hillary Clinton’s unprecedented support among college-educated voters.
- Gov. Daniels mentioned a recently retracted study that linked conservative beliefs to psychotic traits—the link was actually with liberal beliefs.
- Donald Trump said Antonin Scalia would have prevented the 5–3 decision on abortion.
Emily chatters about Adam Haslett’s book Imagine Me Gone.
David chatters about the incredible new investigative piece by Mother Jones’ Shane Bauer, who spent four months as a private prison guard.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.