Political Gabfest
Sept. 13 2013 12:37 PMThe Putin Ex Machina GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama's swerving Syria policy, the New York City mayoral primary, and a twerking hoax video.
Aug. 30 2013 12:13 PMThe Terrifying, Looming, Touching-the-Void Awfulness GabfestListen to Slate's show about why Obama might bomb Syria. Also, the fall forecast for U.S. politics, and the lessons of summer vacation.
Aug. 16 2013 1:07 PMThe Bazelon Family GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama’s Egypt conundrum and Eric Holder’s sentencing reform gesture. Plus, an economist and a biologist make The Bet about an environmental doomsday.
Aug. 2 2013 11:43 AMThe "Friend of My Enemy Is Not Aiding My Enemy" GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Bradley Manning verdict, Edward Snowden’s move, and the latest NSA revelations. Plus, the specter of Clinton fatigue.
July 19 2013 3:03 PMThe “Do You Live in This Town?” GabfestListen to Slate's show about #ThisTown and how the Senate dodged the nuclear option. Plus, the acquittal of George Zimmerman.
July 8 2013 2:05 PMThe “Is Hillary Too Old?” GabfestListen to Slate's show about immigration reform’s path through the House, Hillary Clinton’s age, and the legacy of Gettysburg.
June 21 2013 2:38 PMThe "Can Anyone Stop This Darn Immigration Bill?" GabfestListen to Slate's show about progress on immigration reform. Plus, Obama’s defense of the NSA and why his sliding poll numbers matter.
June 7 2013 12:40 PMThe Let Me Just Swab Your Cheek GabfestListen to Slate's show about how the government spies on big data, Chris Christie’s special election scheme, and the Supreme Court’s ruling on routine DNA collection.  
May 24 2013 12:30 PMThe an Apple a Day Keeps the Taxes Away GabfestListen to Slate's show about Apple’s taxes, Obama’s new drone policy, and the debate over education reform.
May 10 2013 12:48 PMThe "Is Anyone Too Fat to Be President?" GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama’s “red line” in Syria, the modern surveillance state, and Chris Christie's weight-loss surgery.
April 26 2013 3:46 PMThe “That Dime Bag Will Be $14.50 With Tax” GabfestListen to Slate's show about the case against bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, President Obama’s backbone problem, and how to tax the new pot market.
April 12 2013 2:48 PMThe Guy Named Plotz Makes Jokes About a Guy Named Weiner GabfestListen to Slate's Political Gabfest on a Senate gun bill deal, Obama's budget proposal, and Anthony Weiner’s strategic re-entry into public life.
March 29 2013 2:11 PMThe Everybody’s Back Hurts GabfestListen to Slate's show about gay marriage before the Supreme Court, the status of gun control legislation 100 days after Newtown, and This American Life’s investigation of disability benefits.
March 22 2013 1:31 PMGabfest TruthinessWATCH: Stephen Colbert drops by the live NYC Political Gabfest.
March 8 2013 2:57 PMThe Screw You, Let’s Have Lunch GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama’s renewed efforts to schmooze the GOP, Rand Paul’s filibuster, and the evolving Sen. Menendez prostitution scandal.
Sept. 6 2013 2:45 PMThe "Now, I Asked You So Nicely to Go to War" GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama’s Syria gamble, states defying the feds on guns and pot, and why campaign journalism is broken.
Aug. 23 2013 1:55 PMThe "Washington Is Really Not So Bad" EditionListen to Slate's show about what works in Washington. Plus, what Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk says about modern war.
Aug. 9 2013 2:22 PMThe "Actually We Don't Work for Jeff Bezos" EditionListen to Slate's show about the surprising sale of the Washington Post, Mitch McConnell’s Tea Party trouble, and the outrageous extremes of civil forfeiture law.
July 26 2013 11:31 AMThe "Hey Sucker, You'll Never Ever Make Partner" GabfestListen to Slate's show about more Weiner sexting and yet another budget showdown. Plus, the future of Big Law.
July 12 2013 1:10 PMThe "Come Back Eliot, All Is Forgiven" GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Egyptian coup Obama can’t call a coup. Plus, Eliot Spitzer’s would-be redemption, and what adults might learn at summer camp.
June 28 2013 12:21 PMThe Argle-Bargle GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Supreme Court’s momentous rulings on same-sex marriage and the Voting Rights Act. Plus, an epic filibuster in Texas. 
June 14 2013 12:30 PMThe “If This Be Treason, Make the Most of It” GabfestListen to Slate's show about Edward Snowden’s status as hero or traitor. Plus, you gotta fight for your right to be house proud.
May 31 2013 12:03 PMThe Boardwalk Bromance GabfestListen to Slate's show about the durability of President Obama’s most prominent bipartisan relationship, the showdown over judicial appointments, and the next stage in the fight over Obamacare.
May 17 2013 11:38 AMThe Barack Obama Is Richard Nixon GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama’s scandal trifecta. Plus, the murder conviction of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell.
May 3 2013 2:33 PMThe "Whoops, Did I Really Just Hand the 2000 Election to Bush?" GabfestListen to Slate's show about the hunger strike at Gitmo, Congress' FAA fix, and Sandra Day O’Connor’s Supreme Court regrets.
April 19 2013 5:07 PMThe What a Horrible, Horrible Week GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Boston Marathon bombing and the ensuing coverage by mainstream and social media. Plus, the defeat of the gun bill.
April 5 2013 1:57 PMThe Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor ... But Not on the Basketball Court GabfestListen to Slate's show about Marco Rubio’s vacillation on immigration reform, new abortion laws in conservative states, and the line between tough coaching and bullying.
March 22 2013 2:32 PMThe Scary, Out-of-Touch, Narrow-Minded, Stuffy Old Man GabfestStephen Colbert visits the Political Gabfest as we discuss Republican rebranding; the Steubenville rape case; and Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean In.
March 15 2013 2:39 PMThe Gigantic, Delicious Sugary Drink GabfestListen to Slate's show about Paul Ryan’s updated budget proposal, the overturning of Michael Bloomberg’s soda ban, and the tense coexistence of religion and modernity.   
March 1 2013 3:03 PMThe I’m Working From Home GabfestListen to Slate's show about life after the sequester, the Supreme Court’s review of the Voting Rights Act, and Yahoo's ban on working from home.

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