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Posted Friday, July 23, 2010, at 11:16 AM
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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, Daniel Gross, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz discuss the economy and midterm elections, the Shirley Sherrod debacle, and the complicated dimensions of the role of bullying in Phoebe Prince's suicide.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
Paul Krugman's New York Times piece on Obama, the midterms, and the economy.
Video of Shirley Sherrod addressing the NAACP.
Christopher Beam's profile of Andrew Breitbart in Slate.
Emily's series on cyberbullying in Slate.
Dan chatters about Olen Steinhauer's The Nearest Exit and his series of political thrillers.
Emily chatters about Christina Stead's The Man Who Loved Children.
David chatters about the things people do in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Posted on July 23 by Gail Sullivan at 11:15 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 email@example.com or on Facebook or Twitter.
Daniel Gross is the Moneybox columnist for Slate and the business columnist for Newsweek. You can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter. His latest book, Dumb Money: How Our Greatest Financial Minds Bankrupted the Nation, has just been published in paperback.