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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and Ruth Marcus discuss Donald Trump picking fights, the role of gender in the campaign, and a string of recent court decisions against voter ID laws around the country.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- Ghazala Khan responds to Donald Trump in the Washington Post
- Eric Trump’s comments on sexual harassment
- Jill Filipovic in the New York Times: “Why Men Want to Marry Melanias and Raise Ivankas”
- Emily writes in the New York Times Magazine: “What Women Owe Hillary Clinton”
- Slate articles about the recent voting rights decisions: Mark Joseph Stern writes “Voting Rights on the March,” and Dahlia Lithwick writes “The Ghosts of Shelby County”
John’s chatter: if you’re an undecided or third-party voter, email him at email@example.com and let him know what your thinking is. He was delighted at the response that a similar request elicited in 2012.
Ruth chatters about the National Park Service, which will celebrate its centennial on Aug. 25.
Emily chatters about Emma Cline’s new novel, The Girls.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.