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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the state of the race, the future of Trumpism, and how to repair the country after this election.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- Michael Barbaro in the New York Times: “What Drives Donald Trump? Fear of Losing Status, Tapes Show.”
- An ABC News poll shows that Clinton voters are pro-Clinton and not just anti-Trump.
- Democrats are “dominating early voting in Nevada.”
- Ryan Lizza writes in the New Yorker: “Why Trump TV Probably Won’t Happen.”
- In the Washington Post: “House Republicans Are Already Preparing for ‘Years’ of Investigations of Clinton”
John chatters about the Wide Awakes, a pre–Civil War Republican paramilitary group.
David chatters about a common question in the Atlas Obscura offices: Who’s the first person in history whose name we know?
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.