The “Yes, You Too Can Win Dinner With Donald Trump” Gabfest
Listen to Slate's show about Romney and Trump, Obama’s drone war, and fixing the Constitution.
Posted Friday, June 1, 2012, at 1:35 PM
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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss Mitt Romney’s embrace of outspoken birther Donald Trump, Obama’s growing drone program, and how to fix the Constitution.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
- John’s Slate piece on Mitt Romney’s official clinching of the Republican nomination.
- A Gallup poll from June 2011 finding that 67 percent of Americans would vote for a gay presidential candidate but only 49 percent would vote for an atheist.
- The New York Times piece on Obama’s “kill list.”
- Will Saletan’s Slate piece on the kill list and the drone war.
- Sanford Levinson’s New York Times Op-Ed, “Our Imbecilic Constitution.”
- Emily’s Slate project asking for proposals to fix the Constitution.
- Adam Liptak’s New York Times article on the waning influence of the U.S. Constitution on the world.
- A Slate series on possible amendments to improve the Constitution.
David chatters about this week’s This American Life episode about a massacre committed by the Guatemalan army in 1982.
John chatters about a rare interview with Neil Armstrong by an Australian accounting group.
Emily chatters about the First Circuit unanimous ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violates equal protection.
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Podcast production by Andrew Bouvé and Dale Willman. Links compiled by Aviva Shen.
Emily Bazelon is a Slate senior editor and writes about law, family, and kids. Her forthcoming book, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Empathy and Character. Find her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook or Twitter.
John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. He can be reached at email@example.com. Read his series on the presidency and his series on risk. Follow him on Twitter.
David Plotz is the Editor of Slate. He's the author of The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank and Good Book. He appears on Slate's Political Gabfest.