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The Kids Are Not All Right

Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:

Melissa Murray for the Washington Post: “The Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision Seems Pulled From The ‘Casey’ Playbook”

Linda Greenhouse for the New York Times: “How Chief Justice Roberts Solved His Abortion Dilemma”

Jeffrey Toobin for the New Yorker: “John Roberts Distances Himself from the Trump-McConnell Legal Project”

Emily Oster for the Atlantic: “Parents Can’t Wait Around Forever”

Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong–and What You Really Need to Know, by Emily Oster

Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool, by Emily Oster

Charlie Savage, Mujib Mashal, Rukmini Callimachi, Eric Schmitt, and Adam Goldman for the New York Times: “Suspicions of Russian Bounties Were Bolstered by Data on Financial Transfers”

Susan E. Rice for the New York Times: “Why Does Trump Put Russia First?”

Carl Bernstein for CNN: “From Pandering to Putin to Abusing Allies and Ignoring His Own Advisers, Trump’s Phone Calls Alarm U.S. Officials”

David Plotz for Business Insider: “What If Your Boss Acted Like This?”

This Day in Esoteric Political History: “The Man Who Didn’t Sign The Declaration (1776)”

Ross Douthat for the New York Times: “The Ghost of Woodrow Wilson”

David W. Blight for the Washington Post: “Yes, the Freedmen’s Memorial Uses Racist Imagery. but Don’t Tear It Down.

Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, by David Blight

Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:

John: Jen Doll for Mental Floss: “How A Wrinkle in Time Changed Sci-Fi Forever”; Money Heist

Emily: Alison Dirr for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Milwaukee Election Commission Executive Director to Stay on for Time Being, Filling Leadership Void”; Scott Neuman for NPR: “Federal Court In Wisconsin Upholds Voting Restrictions Favored by Republicans”; Derry Girls

David: Call My Agent

Listener chatter from Randy Koehn @noonan66: Matthew Rosenberg @AshcanPress’s Twitter thread with a beautiful story about Carl Reiner, who passed away this week.

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment David, Emily, and John discuss whether history should be taught backward.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.

Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.

Football news:

Whether he can challenge the appointment of a Dutch referee for the match against city. If the English win, Ajax will be in the Champions League group
Bruno Fernandes: Winning the Europa League will be important for next season. Manchester United wants to win the Premier League
Leipzig midfielder Adams to PSG: we are confident
Keylor Navas may miss the match against Leipzig due to a hip injury
Chelsea plans to buy rice. West ham demand more than 80 million pounds for the prop
Dybala intends to stay in Juve, despite real's Interest. The player wants 15 million euros a year, Torino offer 10
🌪 In 2008, Leipzig did not exist yet, and now it is in the semi-finals of the Champions League. It took real 54 years to do this