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Posted Friday, April 23, 2010, at 11:54 AM
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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz discuss banking reform, possible Supreme Court nominees, and the rise of Politico in Washington.
Here are some of the links and references from this week's show:
ProPublica's report on Magnatar.
Michael Lewis' bookThe Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.
Glenn Greenwald's Salon article on Elena Kagan.
Walter Dellinger's response to Glenn Greenwald in Slate.
The New York Times piece on Diane Wood.
Dahlia Lithwick's Slate piece on judicial minimalism.
New York Times Magazine article about Mike Allen.
David chatters about Babies, a new documentary film.
Emily chatters about John's series on risk.
John chatters about his conversation with Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, who wants an investigation into the Rep. Joe Sestak case.
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Posted on April 23 by Gail Sullivan at 11:52 a.m.
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.
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.