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Posted Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at 3:01 PM
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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon discuss the latest primaries, a prominent Republican coming out of the closet, and Glenn Beck preparing to rally in Washington, D.C.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
A poll showing Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio would have the lead in Florida's general election.
E.J. Dionne's Washington Post piece on Tuesday's primaries.
Marc Ambinder's Atlantic piece on Ken Mehlman.
The Depression-era photos John mentioned.
Emily chatters about a slide show of 100-year-old Russian photographs, in color.
David chatters about how one driver can stop traffic jams.
John chatters about Primary, a film by Robert Drew.
Click here for a summary of this week's topics and links to articles by subject.
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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.
Illustration by Robert Neubecker.