The Political Gabfest for March 19, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for March 19, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for March 19, 2010.

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
March 19 2010 9:42 AM

The "We're All Headed for Tyranny" Gabfest

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Get your free 14-day trial membership of Gabfest sponsor Audible.com, which includes a credit for one free audiobook. Listener Joshua Leach recommends Max Brooks' World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, an oddly hopeful story of a zombie-near-apocalypse read by Alan Alda, John Turturro, Rob Reiner, and others. You'll find links to this and previous Gabfest recommendations on our Audible RSS feed.

On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the last push for health care reform, the Obama administration's harsh words for Israel, and Clarence Thomas' wife's Tea Party.

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Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:

Thomas Friedman's New York Times piece.
Los Angeles Times piece about Clarence Thomas' wife, Ginni Thomas.
John chatters about C-SPAN's searchable online video library, where you can find, among other things, this 2001 interview with David Plotz, Hanna Rosin, and their 7-month-old daughter.
Emily chatters about booing at hockey games.
David chatters about OK Go's music video for "This Too Shall Pass."

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Posted on March 19 by Gail Sullivan at 1:21 p.m.

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