Political Gabfest

The “War on Your Mind” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the Manafort trial’s second week, legal immigration policy, and Alex Jones.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, Benjamin Wittes, and David Plotz discuss revelations from Paul Manafort’s trial, proposed White House changes to legal immigration, and Alex Jones’s banishment from social platforms.

Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:

Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

Listener chatter from Kris Arnold: “How 2,000-Year-Old Roads Predict Modern-Day Prosperity

Emily: “Wesley Bell Ousts Longtime St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney

Benjamin: Prosecutors’ reports, especially Leon Jaworski’s “Road Map”, which has never been released to the public—and what this may mean for Mueller’s future report

David: He didn’t think he could love Lebron James more—but then he read this interview

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment the hosts discuss the rise of Benjamin Wittes’ Lawfare blog. 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.