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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Ruth Marcus discuss the future for children separated from their parents at the U.S.–Mexico border, DOJ findings on the FBI and 2016 presidential election, and elite university admissions policies.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- Ruth Marcus for the Washington Post: “Trump Is Often Depressing. This Week, He Was Sickening.”
- Elliot Hannon for Slate: “DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Heckled Out of a Mexican Restaurant by Protesters”
- Kate Brannen for Slate: “The Complicated Truths of the DOJ’s Inspector General Report”
- Anemona Hartocollis for the New York Times: “Harvard Rated Asian-American Applicants Lower on Personality Traits, Suit Says”
- Benjamin Wermund for Politico: “Should Harvard Double Its Enrollment?”
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Izzy Rode.