Trump’s immigration pivot, Clinton’s emails, and Emily’s death penalty story.

Is This What a Trump Pivot Looks Like?

Is This What a Trump Pivot Looks Like?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Aug. 26 2016 10:33 AM

The “Meet the New Trump” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Trump’s immigration “pivot,” Clinton’s emails, and Emily’s death penalty story.


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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest: Emily Bazelon, Adam Davidson, and David Plotz discuss Trump’s so-called “pivot” on immigration, Clinton’s emails, and Emily’s new story about the death penalty.

Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:


Adam chatters about the University of Chicago sending a letter to incoming students that the school doesn’t “support so-called ‘trigger warnings.’ ”

Emily chatters about three Gawker posts she read and looks back at some of the shuttered site’s great journalism: “The Men Who Left Were White,” “Burning Bridges That Never Really Mattered,” and “The De-Watergating of American Journalism.”

David discusses the Netflix drama The Get Down, about the early days of hip-hop.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.

Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the author of Sticks and Stones

Adam Davidson is co-founder and co-host of Planet Money. He also writes the weekly "It's the Economy" column for the New York Times Magazine.

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