This week, Emily Bazelon and David Plotz are joined by The Atlantic’s Franklin Foer to debate Joe Biden’s White Home and The Final Politician; the warfare in Ukraine and the doable assembly of Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin; and People’ views on the worth of upper training. Be part of us for Political Gabfest Dwell in Madison, Wisconsin on October 25!
Listed below are some notes and references from this week’s present:
The Final Politician: Inside Joe Biden’s White Home and the Battle for America’s Future by Franklin Foer
Seung Min Kim, Stephen Groves, and Farnoush Amiri for AP: “How Biden and McCarthy struck a debt restrict deal and staved off a disaster”
Jasmine Wright for CNN: “Kamala Harris discovered her voice on abortion rights within the 12 months after Dobbs. Now she’s making it central to her 2024 message”
Imtiaz Tyab for CBS Information: “Ukraine counteroffensive makes “notable” progress close to Zaporizhzhia, but it surely’s a grinding stalemate elsewhere”
Paul Powerful for The New York Instances Journal: “People Are Dropping Religion within the Worth of Faculty. Whose Fault Is That?”
Ramesh Ponnuru in The Washington Publish: “Find out how to restore mental range on school campuses”
Mitchell E. Daniels Jr. in The Washington Publish: “May income-share agreements assist remedy the coed debt disaster?”
Bullshit Jobs: A Principle by David Graeber
Sarah Wooden for U.S. Information & World Report: “Paying for Meals at Faculty: What to Know About Prices”
9 Black Robes: Contained in the Supreme Courtroom’s Drive to the Proper and Its Historic Penalties by Joan Biskupic
Listed below are this week’s chatters:
Emily: Richard Fausset and Danny Hakim for The New York Instances: “Georgia Decide Says Two Defendants in Trump Case Will Get Early Trial Collectively” and Sam Gringlas for NPR: “Within the Trump Georgia case, conflicting authorized methods complicate the trail to trial”
Frank: The Dan Patrick Present: “Does Messi Make MLS Seem Inferior?”; How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Principle of Globalization by Franklin Foer; Essays on Music by Theodor Adorno; and On Late Model: Music and Literature In opposition to the Grain by Edward W. Mentioned
David: One Life: Frederick Douglass on the Nationwide Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.; Michel Martin for NPR’s All Issues Thought of: “Image This: Frederick Douglass Was The Most Photographed Man Of His Time”; and NPR: “’What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?’: Descendants Learn Frederick Douglass’ Speech”
Listener chatter from Nicole Dorn: Jennifer Senior for The Atlantic: “The Ones We Despatched Away”
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus phase, Frank, Emily, and David talk about the writing of The Final Politician: Inside Joe Biden’s White Home and the Battle for America’s Future.
Within the newest Gabfest Reads, Emily, David, and John discuss with Barbara Kingsolver about her best-selling e book, Demon Copperhead.
Podcast manufacturing by Cheyna Roth
Analysis by Julie Huygen