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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David French discuss President Donald Trump’s backpedaling, the Supreme Court’s recent decisions on gerrymandering and the U.S. Census, and “Frenchism.”
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
• SCOTUSblog: Department of Commerce v. New York
• Brett McGurk for Foreign Affairs: “American Foreign Policy Adrift”
• Will Wilkinson for the Niskanen Center: “The Density Divide: Urbanization, Polarization, and Populist Backlash”
• Marc Hetherington’s Prius or Pickup?: How the Answers to Four Simple Questions Explain America’s Great Divide
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
• John: “Florence Nightingale Was Born 197 Years Ago, and Her Infographics Were Better Than Most of the Internet’s” by Cara Giaimo for Atlas Obscura
• Emily: “Corroborating E. Jean Carroll” on The Daily
• David French: NBA Twitter, the gateway to the joys of professional basketball
• Listener chatter from Abby K.L. @AAbbyK: This Land podcast series from Crooked Media
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, John, and David discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling on the secular meaning of a giant cross on public land.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Claire Saint-Amour.