The Political Gabfest for July 23, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for July 23, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for July 23, 2010.

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
July 23 2010 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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