Slate's Political Gabfest for July 25.

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
July 25 2008 1:25 PM

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Listen to Slate's review of the week in politics.

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Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and Lynette Clemetson, the managing editor of The Root who is substituting for the vacationing John Dickerson, talk politics. This week: Barack Obama and Jesse Jackson clash, Iran launches some missiles, and the Gabfest crew discusses the way the cookie crumbles.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned in the show:

Jesse Jackson threatens Barack Obama's manhood in a comment picked up by a live microphone. There are a number of possible explanations for Jackson's gaffe, for which he has since apologized.

The accusations of Obama as flip-flopper continue to gain traction this week, leading to an interesting analysis on Slate.

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Obama appeared on Access Hollywood this week with his wife and two daughters. It's the first time the entire Obama family has taken part in an interview.

Iran launched missiles, drawing two very different responses from the presumptive nominees. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice issued a strong statement.

Emily complains about the hedonism of a recent New York Times article about the search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Emily chatters about a study by researchers at Brigham Young University that finds sitting down to a family dinner not only helps keep kids healthier, it's better for working parents as well.

Lynette says the Asian tiger mosquito has become a major menace for barbecues in the Washington, D.C., area.