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Invading America

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Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and Jamelle Bouie discuss Trump’s assault on Portland, the filibuster, and Julian Zelizer’s new book about Newt Gingrich’s power tactics.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 Jamelle, David, and Emily discuss the people they consider the greatest living Americans after the death of John Lewis.Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:Jamelle Bouie for the New York Times: “The Border War in Portland”Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party by Julian E. Zelizer The Weeds: “Biden Reloaded”Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:Jamelle: Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London's Ottolenghi by Yotam OttolenghiEmily: Amicus Presents: “The Class of RBG” by Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick and Molly Olmstead for Slate: “The Class of RBG” Dahlia Lithwick for Slate: “It’s Amazing to Me How Distinctly I Remember Each of These WomenThe Lie That Binds by Ilyse Hogue and Ellie LangfordDavid: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieListener chatter from Joshua Bennet: Ann Gibbons for Science: “Why 536 Was 'the Worst Year to Be Alive'” 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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