Slate's DoubleX Gabfest on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, John Boehner's crying, and holiday cards.

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Slate's DoubleX Gabfest on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, John Boehner's crying, and holiday cards.

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In this week's gabfest, DoubleX's Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin, along with The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot, discuss the Swedish rape charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, incoming House Speaker John Boehner's propensity to cry, and whether Facebook is killing the holiday greeting card.

The DoubleX Gabfest weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:

Hanna Rosin: Florence and the Machine's single "Dog Days are Over."

Margaret Talbot: Aloe Blacc's "I Need a Dollar" and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger.

Emily Bazelon: The Xtranormal video "Adventures in Freelancing."

Other articles discussed in the gabfest:

The New Yorker profile of Julian Assange.

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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 Slate senior editor and the Truman Capote Fellow at Yale Law School. She is the author of Sticks and Stones.

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