Florida now has a six-week abortion ban

Florida now has a six-week abortion ban

This week, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Florida’s abortion ban and referendum and electoral politics; Israel’s killing of World Central Kitchen aid workers and Gaza War implications with Professor Omar Dajani; and America’s economy during a second term of President Joe Biden versus Donald Trump.

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

Aaron Blake for The Washington Post: Could abortion rights ballot measures tip Florida or other states?

Julia Manchester and Julia Mueller for The Hill: Florida Democrats see ray of hope for Senate race after abortion rulings

Alex Tabet for NBC News: Arizona abortion rights amendment backers says they’ve gathered signatures needed for 2024 ballot

News 4: Nevada abortion rights amendment surpasses signature threshold for ballot

The New York Times’s The Daily podcast: Israel’s Deadly Airstrike on the World Central Kitchen and Mark Landler and Adam Rasgon: Back-to-Back Israeli Strikes Show Tragic Gaps in Choosing Targets

Adam Taylor for The Washington Post: What to know about U.S. military aid to Israel

Adil Ahmad Haque for Just Security: “Famine is Setting in”: The International Court of Justice Returns to Gaza

Peter Beinart for The Beinart Notebook: Gaza and the Course of History

The White House: National Security Memorandum on Safeguards and Accountability With Respect to Transferred Defense Articles and Defense Services

Sen. Bernie Sanders with Ben Rhodes for Crooked Media’s Pod Save The World podcast: Israel is blocking humanitarian aid to Gaza. That is unacceptable and in violation of American law.

Amira Hass for Haaretz: Israel Has Severed the West Bank From Gaza. During War, It Becomes a Death Sentence.

A Land for All: Two States One Homeland

The Crooked Timber of Democracy in Israel: Promise Unfulfilled by Dahlia Scheindlin

Bhargavi Sakthivel, Maeva Cousin, and David Wilcox for Bloomberg: A Million Simulations, One Verdict for US Economy: Debt Danger Ahead

Greg Ip for The Wall Street Journal: What’s Wrong With the Economy? It’s You, Not the Data

Matthew Yglesias for Slow Boring: The truth about the Biden economy and House Republicans’ (bad) plan for America

Elliot Smith for CNBC: Trump’s proposed 10% tariff plan would ‘shake up every asset class,’ strategist says

Here are this week’s chatters:

Emily: Scott Bauer for AP: Wisconsin voters approve ban on private money support for elections and Unfair Share: The Gerrymandered Chocolate Bar on Kickstarter

John: Joey Roulette and Will Dunham for Reuters: Exclusive: White House directs NASA to create time standard for the moon and John Dickerson Introduces: Navel Gazing

David: Corvid Research: All in the (crow) family; 3 Body Problem on Netflix; The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu; and Foundation and For All Mankind on Apple TV+

Listener chatter from Kim in Spartanburg, S.C.: The fish doorbell and thunder_keck on TikTok: fish doorbell season is back

For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, David, John, and Emily discuss the April 8 total solar eclipse. See John Dickerson and David Parkinson for CBS News: Massive storm system threatening millions across U.S. See also Atlas Obscura’s Ecliptic Festival; Annie Dillard for The Atlantic: “Seeing a partial eclipse bears the same relation to seeing a total eclipse as kissing a man does to marrying him.”; The Guardian: Columbus and the night of the bloody moon; and John Uri for NASA: Eclipses Near and Far.

In the latest Gabfest Reads, Emily talks with Tana French about her book, The Hunter: A Novel.

Email your chatters, questions, and comments to gabfest@slate.com. (Messages may be referenced by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

Podcast production by Jared Downing

Research by Julie Huygen

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