Political Gabfest on Super Tuesday, violence at Trump rallies, and Merrick Garland as SCOTUS nominee.

Trump’s Been Called a Fascist. Is the Violence at His Rallies Proof?

Trump’s Been Called a Fascist. Is the Violence at His Rallies Proof?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
March 17 2016 5:30 PM

The “Rough Them Up” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the latest Super Tuesday results, the violence at Trump rallies, and President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, David Plotz, John Dickerson, and guest Ruth Marcus discuss the latest Super Tuesday results and delegate system, the significance of the violence at Trump rallies, and President Obama’s calculated nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.

Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:

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John chatters about “A King in His Castle”—Jason Horowitz’s New York Times piece on Donald Trump’s lavish Mar-a-Lago home and the habits he keeps while there.

Ruth chatters about a Washington Post story about four 99-year-old friends who’ve grown up together in Washington, D.C. and lived through an incredible transformation of the city.

David chatters about Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth—a stunning historical novel about the Atlantic slave trade he re-reads every few years.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Elle Bisgaard-Church.

John Dickerson is a Slate political columnist, the moderator of CBS’s Face the Nation, and author of Whistlestop and On Her Trail

Ruth Marcus is a columnist for the Washington Post.

David Plotz is the CEO of Atlas Obscura and host of the Slate Political Gabfest.