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:
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.