The Dorcas Gabfest
Listen to Slate's review of the week in politics.
Updated Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at 11:08 AM
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Get your 14-day free trial of Gabfest sponsor Audible.com, which includes a credit for one free audio book, here. This week's suggestion for an Audible book comes from listener David Englander. It's A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson. David also recommends Slate writer Daniel Gross' new book, Dumb Money: How Our Greatest Financial Minds Bankrupted the Nation.
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz talk politics. This week: President Obama releases his top-line budget, the first family chooses a dog breed, and the Supreme Court rules on free speech.
John talks about an animation that does a great job of explaining the current economic mess.
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 email@example.com or on Facebook or Twitter.
John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.