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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Trump’s deportation effort, the rollback of transgender bathroom guidelines, and the fall of Milo Yiannopoulos.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- Mark Joseph Stern writes in Slate: “Here’s the Plan for the ‘Deportation Force’ Pence and Ryan Denied Would Ever Exist”
- Daniel Denvir writes in Slate: “The False Promise of Sanctuary Cities”
- Garance Burke writes for the Associated Press: “Trump weighs mobilizing Nat Guard for immigration roundups”
- Ross Douthat writes in the New York Times: “The Meaning of Milo”
Emily chatters about a circuit court striking down Florida’s Docs v. Glocks law.
David chatters about A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr and his parents’ list of boring conversation topics.
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