The Gabfest is a Party of Ideas Edition

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The Gabfest crew has much to talk about this week: a new poverty initiative, the next potential sci-fi blockbuster, elections in Tennessee, and more.

On the political spectrum, the panelists discuss Paul Ryan’s poverty plan and Tennessee’s Supreme Court retention elections.

On the cultural side, the panelists discuss the intergalactic caper Guardians of the Galaxy. Is Bradley Cooper à la raccoon enough to charm them, or does this movie have too many echoes of blockbusters past? And then: the worlds of political journalism, advice columns, and British tennis have all been lately hit by plagiarism scandals. No big deal, or unforgivable transgression?

You'll find links to some of the items mentioned in this episode on the Political Gabfest and Culture Gabfest show pages. You can also join the Gabfest discussion all week long at the Political Gabfest Facebook page and the Culture Gabfest Facebook page