Jonathan V. Last is a journalist, author, and executive editor of The Bulwark.
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On the Gist, Kelly Loeffler and Atilla the Hun.In the interview, Jonathan V. Last, editor of The Bulwark, talks with Mike about his recent piece which forecasts that after the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, America is moving one step closer to another political crisis. Last walks through some of the nightmare scenarios, particularly on the probability that a conservative justice is appointed, confirmed, and subsequently rules on the November election. Last explains that although he remains optimistic with regards to the legitimacy of the SCOTUS, he is ultimately losing faith that some voters care not for a system of governance that is capable of functioning competently.In the spiel, remaining outraged as Trump repeats himself.Email us at thegist@slate.comPodcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In our latest—and longest—episode sponsored by Keeps, we discuss Christopher Nolan’s much-anticipated time-travel thriller Tenet. JVL has questions like “Is Christopher Nolan overrated?” Vic has questions like “What the hell is going on?” And Sonny claims to have answers as well as a mind-blowing reveal. Plus tennis talk and eating and drinking in bathrooms!
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Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States of America
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