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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Trump’s taxes, the VP debate, and the upcoming Supreme Court term.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- The New York Times story revealing a loss Trump claimed in his 1995 taxes
- Ezra Klein in Vox: “Whatever is actually in Trump’s tax returns is worse than what the New York Times says”
- Jamelle Bouie in Slate: “This Wasn’t a Debate. This Was a National Gaslighting.”
- James B. Stewart on “How Donald Trump Turned the Tax Code Into a Giant Tax Shelter”
- Nina Totenberg for NPR: “Still Down a Justice, Supreme Court Term Is Off to a Restrained Start”
John chatters about the feelings for which English has no words.
Emily chatters about the new New York Times culture podcast Still Processing.
David chatters about a hospital charging a mother $39.35 to hold her newborn baby.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.