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May 20 2010 10:54 AM

DoubleX Gabfest, the "Which Lie Is Worse?" Edition

Slate's DoubleX Gabfest on Elena Kagan, Rep. Mark Souder's sex scandal, and whether the Tea Party is a feminist movement.

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In this week's Gabfest, Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin of DoubleX and The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot discuss Elena Kagan's singledom; Republican Rep. Mark Souder's sex scandal; and whether it's worse for a politician to have a sex scandal, like Souder, or to lie about your war record, like Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.

The DoubleX Gabfest weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:

Emily's Pick: "Rekers Scandal Stirs Legal Questions in Anti-Gay Cases," from the New York Times.
Hanna's Pick: "Sexual Assault on the Psychiatric Ward" from Slate.
Margaret's Pick: The nature documentary about babies, Babies.

Here is a list of other articles mentioned in the Gabfest:

Hanna Rosin is the founder of DoubleX and a writer for the Atlantic. She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter.

Margaret Talbot is a staff writer for The New Yorker.

Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the author of Sticks and Stones



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