Political Gabfest

The “SCOTUS Guts the Establishment Clause” Edition

The Supreme Court requires funding for religious schools, the Jan. 6 hearings, and dissension at progressive organizations.


Episode Notes

This week, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the Supreme Court decision requiring that government funding for private schools include religious ones, the January 6th hearings, and dissension at progressive organizations.

Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:

Corrections in Ink, by Keri Blakinger

Jack Goldsmith for The New York Times: “Prosecute Trump? Put Yourself in Merrick Garland’s Shoes.

John Dickerson for Slate: Whistlestop podcast: “The Mulligan Letters

Ryan Grim for The Intercept: “Elephant in the Zoom

Here are this week’s chatters:

John: “Watergate Trial Records Digitized For 50th Anniversary of Watergate”

Emily: Agnes Callard for The Boston Review: “Against Persuasion

David: Hustle

Listener chatter from Cyrus Farivar: Tim Folger for Scientific American: “Record-Breaking Voyager Spacecraft Begin to Power Down

Be sure to tune into Emily’s conversation with author Keri Blakinger on her new book, Corrections in Ink, on Gabfest Reads on June 26, 2022.

Tweet us your questions and chatters @SlateGabfest or email us at gabfest@slate.com. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.

Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.


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