Political Gabfest

The “Meet the New Trump” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Trump’s immigration “pivot,” Clinton’s emails, and Emily’s death penalty story.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest: Emily Bazelon, Adam Davidson, and David Plotz discuss Trump’s so-called “pivot” on immigration, Clinton’s emails, and Emily’s new story about the death penalty.


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

Adam chatters about the University of Chicago sending a letter to incoming students that the school doesn’t “support so-called ‘trigger warnings.’ ”

Emily chatters about three Gawker posts she read and looks back at some of the shuttered site’s great journalism: “The Men Who Left Were White,” “Burning Bridges That Never Really Mattered,” and “The De-Watergating of American Journalism.”

David discusses the Netflix drama The Get Down, about the early days of hip-hop.

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 Kevin Townsend.