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The group discusses a recent New York Times Magazine spread with photos of more than 50 members of the new administration.
David chatters about the White House organic farm project, the Who Farm.
Emily talks about a Google Map that shows the homes of people who contributed money in support of California's Proposition 8 last fall. Those opposed to the map call it a major invasion of privacy. Others defend it on free-speech grounds.
John chatters about the CNN interview in which Obama talked about choking up while rehearsing his acceptance speech at last summer's Democratic Convention in Denver when he spoke about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Obama said he would "try to keep it together" during his inaugural speech.
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Jan. 16, 2009
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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.
John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. He can be reached at email@example.com. Read his series on the presidency and his series on risk. Follow him on Twitter.
David Plotz is the Editor of Slate. He's the author of The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank and Good Book. He appears on Slate's Political Gabfest.