Jared Kushner, the Paris climate accord, and President Trump’s European trip, on the Political Gabfest.

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June 1 2017 5:54 PM

The “Jared Went to Him” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Jared Kushner, the Paris climate accord, and President Trump’s European trip.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Jared Kushner, the Paris climate accord, and President Trump’s European trip.

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

Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

  • Emily: A Wall Street Journal article by Jennifer Levitz about Maine releasing nonviolent prisoners to fill a labor shortage during tourist season.
  • John: A Brookings report by Benjamin Wittes and Jonathan Rauch titled “More Professionalism, Less Populism: How Voting Makes Us Stupid, and What to Do About It.”
  • David: A New Yorker article by Margaret Talbot titled “The Addict Next Door” and a Rebecca Solnit piece titled “The Loneliness of Donald Trump.”

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