“A Man Who Feels He’s Under Siege”: New Clarence Thomas Podcast Debuts Amid the Justice’s Season of Scandal
Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick recently made a compelling case that the Supreme Court should be covered like Congress, with journalists giving the justices sustained and deserved scrutiny, rather than treating them as an oracle. (I agree!) Her Slate colleague Joel Anderson is now diving deep into one justice, Clarence Thomas, on a new podcast. Joe Pompeo caught up with Anderson to discuss the scandal-plagued conservative’s career and ponder whether accountability is vanishing from American public life.
Also this week, Abigail Tracy reported from the Capitol on how Kevin McCarthy got a debt ceiling bill through the House, and how it could cost him with the GOP’s right flank, while Chris Smith explored how New York Democrats could redistrict George Santos out of Congress and potentially pick up additional seats.
Plus, Charlotte Klein dug into the drama inside The New York Times over a controversial profile of Elizabeth Holmes, and on Inside the Hive, Brian Stelter talked to Gabriel Sherman and David Folkenflik about whether Fox News can play kingmaker in the GOP primary and how Elon Musk’s Twitter poses a threat to Rupert Murdoch’s power. Thanks for reading, and see you on Monday.
—Michael Calderone, editor