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Updated Friday, July 27, 2007, at 11:28 AM
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Friday, July 27, 2007
A milestone of sorts this week: It's the last time our panelists will gather in the musty, over-air-conditioned, desk-chair graveyard affectionately known as the Slate D.C. conference room. John explains in the podcast. They also take on Barack and Hillary's squabbling, Attorney General Gonzales' strange appearance before Congress, and the many meltdowns in professional sports this week. Posted by Andy Bowers at 11:28 a.m.
Friday, July 20, 2007
If we are to believe John and David, Emily Bazelon was wearing a pirate costume when they gathered to tape this week's Gabfest. Between giggles, they discussed Iraq and the National Intelligence Estimate, campaign news, and Harry Potter mania. In Cocktail Chatter, David staged a rousing defense of Rupert Murdoch (again!), John took heart from two pieces of presidential polling, and Emily reported on an outbreak of eco-terrorism in her D.C. neighborhood.
Here are some of the stories the panelists mention in this week's Gabfest:
Salon's interview with Elizabeth Edwards
Barbara Sjoholm's Slate piece about female pirates
John's take on the Edwards ad—and Elizabeth Edwards' "Fray" posting
The Washington Post on the eco-terrorist attack on a Hummer
The "Damned Spot" on Mitt Romney's oceanic campaign ad:
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Emily Bazelon is a Slate senior editor and writes about law, family, and kids. Her forthcoming book, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Empathy and Character. Find her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook or Twitter.
Andy Bowers is the Executive Producer of Slate Podcast.
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