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The Fake ID Edition

Friday, October 24, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and special guest David Leonhardt of the New York Times discuss the influence of billionaire political donors, debate the value of voter ID laws, and talk about the legacy of the late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee.

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The "Is Amazon Evil?" Edition

Friday, October 17, 2014

David Plotz, John Dickerson, and special guest Annie Lowrey discuss the political response to Ebola, ponder the presumptive 2015 Congress, and debate whether Amazon is a monopoly.

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The Live in San Francisco Superfest Edition

Friday, October 10, 2014

With MC Mike Pesca, the Political and Culture Gabfests team up to discuss California's recent "Yes Means Yes" legislation and the new wave of political TV shows. They also debate the merits of the Silicon Valley ethos and play a few rounds of Dictionary.

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Political: The Jump the Fence Edition

Friday, October 03, 2014

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the bungling, bullying Secret Service, the possibility that Mitt Romney may still harbor presidential ambitions, and the peculiar Senate race in Kansas.

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The Dead, Dead, Dead at 75 Edition

Friday, September 26, 2014

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder, the bombing campaign against ISIS, and Ezekiel Emanuel's Atlantic piece, "Why I Hope to Die at 75."

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The Spanking Edition

Friday, September 19, 2014

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the apparent desire for a progressive presidential candidate. They also talk about the growing Ebola epidemic and the controversy over corporal punishment.

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The They May Take Our Lives But They'll Never Take Our Freedom Edition

Friday, September 12, 2014

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss President Obama's plans to defeat the Islamic State. They also talk about the war for women voters in the upcoming midterm elections and Scotland's move toward independence from the United Kingdom.

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The In the Cloud, No One Knows You're a Dog Edition

Friday, September 05, 2014

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss Putin's dastardly designs on Ukraine with Slate foreign editor Will Dobson. They also talk about the upcoming midterm elections and the fallout over stolen photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence.

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The Gabfest to End All Gabfests Edition

Friday, August 29, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, John Dickerson, and special guest Dan Carlin. This week: Executive action on immigration, the Ex-Im Bank and crony capitalism, and the centenary of WWI.

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The "Why Isn't Everyone Rioting?" Edition

Friday, August 22, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and Mike Pesca. This week: The aftermath of Ferguson, a grisly provocation by ISIS, and a proposed lottery to spur voter turnout.

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The Political Gabfest: The All Criminal Justice Edition

Friday, August 15, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon with Vesla Weaver and James Forman, both of Yale University. This week: The deaths, at the hands of police, of Mike Brown and Eric Garner. Also, a discussion of On the Run, by sociologist Alice Goffman.

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The Political Gabfest: The Conservative Nanny State Edition

Friday, August 08, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and John Dickerson. This week: Is the GOP becoming a Party of ideas? Also, the move in Tennesse to toss out the Democratic judges on Tennessee State Supreme Court, and why people panic...

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The Political Gabfest: The "What Does Congress Do All Day?" Edition

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz with special guests Jamelle Bouie and Annie Lowrey. This week: Continued violence in the Middle East, a potential lawsuit against Obama, and a small victory for the pro-choice contingent in the South.

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The Political Gabfest: The Joe Biden's White Teeth Edition

Friday, July 25, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, John Dickerson, and special guest Julia Ioffe. This week: The chaotic war in Ukraine, the continued fight over Obamacare, and profiling Joe Biden.

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The Political Gabfest: The "So Sue Me" Edition

Friday, July 18, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson. This week: House Republicans plan to sue President Obama, Elizabeth Warren rallies the Democratic base, and a woman is arrested for leaving her nine-year-old at the park.

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The Political Gabfest: The May I Introduce You to President Harding and His Friend Jerry Edition

Friday, July 11, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. This week: A new round of violence between Israel and Hamas, Millennials may lean right politically, and Warren G. Harding named his penis.

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The Political Gabfest: The You're a Facebook Lab Rat Edition

Friday, July 04, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson. This week: The High Court's Hobby Lobby decision, the impasse over immigration reform, and Facebook's ethically ambiguous research.

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The Political Gabfest: The Get Your Hands Off My Cellphone, Officer Edition

Friday, June 27, 2014

David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon discuss this week's Supreme Court ruling for police to have a warrant prior to searching the electronic device of a person arrested, Thad Cochran's win in Missippi, and Rand Paul's future in the GOP.

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The Political Gabfest: The "I Don't Have a Title for This Show" Edition

Friday, June 20, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, Will Dobson, and John Dickerson. This week: Will Iraq break apart? Who is Abu Khattala? And are violent threats protected speech?

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The Political Gabfest: The Eric Cantor Sure Wears Beautiful Shoes Edition

Friday, June 13, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson. This week: The shocking primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Hillary Clinton's Hard Choices, and a major blow against teacher tenure in California.

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