The “Public Charge” Edition
The Political Gabfest discusses Trump’s new move to punish documented immigrants, death in prison and Jeffrey Epstein, and recession.
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Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
● Adam Serwer for the Atlantic: “The Cruelty is the Point”
● Ken White for the Atlantic: “Thirty-Two Short Stories About Death in Prison”
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
Emily: Vann R. Newkirk II for the Atlantic: “The Great Land Robbery”; Lizzie Presser for ProPublica and the New Yorker: “Their Family Bought Land One Generation After Slavery. The Reels Brothers Spent Eight Years in Jail for Refusing to Leave It.”; the New York Times Magazine: “The 1619 Project”; NPR’s Throughline: “Mass Incarceration”
Josie: Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino*
David: NPR: “Where The Kids Across Town Grow Up With Very Different Schools”; John Plotz’s Recall This Book podcast: “Cixin Liu”
Listener chatter from Matt Thompson @thompsonmw1983: Richard Read for the Los Angeles Times: “Meet the Neglected 43-Year-Old Stepchild of the U.S. Military-Industrial Complex”
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, David, and Josie talk about “Sharenting.”
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.
Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.
Correction, Aug. 19, 2019: This post originally misspelled Jia Tolentino’s last name.