The Political Gabfest for Aug. 6, 2010.

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Aug. 6 2010 4:43 PM

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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, David Plotz, Cord Jefferson, and Dahlia Lithwick discuss the Proposition 8 decision, New York's Islamic Center controversy, and prominent members of the Congressional Black Caucus facing ethics investigations.

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

Adam Liptak's New York Times piece on the conservatism of the Supreme Court.
Dahlia's Slate piece on the Proposition 8 decision.
George Packer's New Yorker article on the Senate.
Mayor Bloomberg's speech about the Islamic Center in New York.
David chatters about Christopher Hitchens' piece for Vanity Fair about his battle with cancer.
John chatters about Gen. Petraeus' new rules of engagement for Afghanistan.
Cord chatters about the Walking Man in response to David's critique last week.

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