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Emily, John and David discuss Biden's understated presidential campaign, the new Supreme Court decisions, and Hamilton.Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:Jamelle Bouie for The New York Times: “Maybe This Isn’t Such a Good Time to Prosecute a Culture War”David Weigel for The Washington Post: “The Trailer: Who's Afraid of Joe Biden?”Michael W. McConnell for the New York Times: “On Religion, the Supreme Court Protects the Right to Be Different”Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy by Annette Gordon-ReedThe New York Times Magazine: “The 1619 Project”Winds of Change podcastHere are this week’s cocktail chatters:Emily: Sea Wife by Amity Gaige; “426 Years: An Examination of 25 Wrongful Convictionsin Brooklyn, New York”John: Jake Rossen for Mental Floss: “10 Examples of the Mandela Effect”; “What is Zugzwang?”  David: Meghann Myers for Military Times: “Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Who Testified Against Trump, Announces Retirement From the Army”Listener chatter from Emmy Rald @RaldEmmy: Phoebe Weston for The Guardian: “‘Landscape of Fear’: What a Mass of Rotting Reindeer Carcasses Taught Scientists”Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year. Sign up now to listen and support our show.For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David and Emily discuss the shaming of wealthy companies that took Paycheck Protection Program loans.You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.) The email address for the Political Gabfest is (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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