The “Invading America” Edition
Trump’s assault on Portland, scrapping the filibuster, and Julian Zelizer’s new book on Newt Gingrich—with guest host Jamelle Bouie.
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Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:
Jamelle Bouie for the New York Times: “The Border War in Portland”
Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party by Julian E. Zelizer
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
Jamelle: Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi
Emily: Amicus Presents: The Class of RBG by Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick and Molly Olmstead for Slate: “The Class of RBG”
Dahlia Lithwick for Slate: “It’s Amazing to Me How Distinctly I Remember Each of These Women
The Lie That Binds by Ilyse Hogue and Ellie Langford
David: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Listener chatter from Joshua Bennet: Ann Gibbons for Science: “Why 536 Was ‘The Worst Year to Be Alive’”
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Jamelle, David, and Emily discuss the people they consider the greatest living Americans after the death of John Lewis.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.
Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.