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:
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Ford’s Big Gamble
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The Apple Watch Will Make Everyone Around You Just a Little Worse Off
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Don’t Expect Adrian Peterson to Go to Prison
In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal.
How the Apple Watch Will Annoy Us
A glowing screen attached to someone else’s wrist is shinier than all but the blingiest jewels.
A Little Bit Softer Now, a Little Bit Softer Now …
The sad, gradual decline of the fade-out in popular music.