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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, the meaning of civility and the impact of primaries around the nation.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- Mark Joseph Stern for Slate: “Justice Anthony Kennedy Retires, Paving Way for Donald Trump to Reshape the Supreme Court”
- Jeremy Stahl for Slate: “How Many People Have Been Kept Out by Trump’s travel Ban”
- Reid Pillifant for Slate: “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Stuns Joe Crowley in Progressives’ First Big Upset of 2018”
- Joshua Johnson for WAMU’s 1A: “Captivating America: Civility War”
- Emma Green for the Atlantic: “There’s More to Being Jewish Than Fighting Anti-Semitism”
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
- Emily: The big changes to labor from this week’s Supreme Court decision.
- John: The VIP Kid program for remote learning English as a second language.
- David: James Corden of Late Late Show, “Carpool Karaoke” segment with Paul McCartney in Liverpool and a new season of wonder-inspiring trips from Atlas Obscura including visits to the flaming tar barrel festival, the contemporary art museums of Cambodia, and the forbidden zone near Chernobyl.
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, the hosts discuss the vitriol Emily received when she reported about being white. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at slate.com/gabfestplus.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Izzy Rode.