The Political Gabfest for Sept. 17, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for Sept. 17, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for Sept. 17, 2010.

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Sept. 17 2010 12:15 PM

The Dangerous Prognostication Gabfest

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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the week's primary results, the Tea Party candidate surge, and Republican leader John Boehner.

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


Jimmy Carter's 1976 Playboy interview.
Cook Political Report's assessment of the Connecticut Senate race.
CBS poll on voter opinions of Sarah Palin.
Polling data on voter opinions of the Tea Party.
New York Times piece on study habits.

David chatters about a mathematician who blogs about useful habits of the mind.
Emily chatters about Meg Whitman and the amount of money spent in political campaigns.
John chatters about the film Waiting for Superman.

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