The Slate Political Gabfest for Oct. 22, 2010

The Slate Political Gabfest for Oct. 22, 2010

The Slate Political Gabfest for Oct. 22, 2010

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Oct. 22 2010 11:11 AM

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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon discuss the state of the congressional races, Ginni Thomas' early-morning call to Anita Hall, NPR's firing of Juan Williams, and the United Kingdom's fiscal austerity.

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


A Politico piece on the 99 Democrat house seats up for grabs in November.
John's Slate piece on the proliferation of "man up" attacks, and Ruth Marcus' Washington Post column on the same topic.
The New York Times article on Ginni Thomas' call to Anita Hill.
A Fox News piece on NPR's decision to fire Juan Williams after his appearance on The O'Reilly Factor.
A Wall Street Journal piece on the United Kingdom's proposed spending cuts, with a nifty chart on the country's projected expenditures and revenues.
David chatters about a new series of pulp history books by Gary Kamiya and Jeffery Smith.
Emily chatters about Christine O'Donnell's misinterpretation of the First Amendment.
John chatters about a new book by Gerald Blaine, a former Secret Service agent who says he nearly shot LBJ by accident.

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Video: Taiwanese animators re-create Ginni Thomas' call to Anita Hill

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