Like the Political Gabfest on Facebook. We post to the Facebook page throughout the week, so keep the conversation going by joining us there.
Listen to the Gabfest for Oct. 1 by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:
You can download the program here or you can subscribe to the weekly Gabfest podcast feed in iTunes or directly with our RSS feed.
On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon discuss the Obama administration and the November midterm election, the fall docket for the Supreme Court, and the suicide of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
President Obama's Rolling Stone interview.
Supreme Court cases Snyder v. Phelps and Connick v. Thompson.
Gawker piece on Tyler Clementi's online postings.
New York Times photo essay on the strange stuff confiscated at JFK airport.
David chatters about Jeffrey Toobin's New Yorker piece on Rachel Yould.
Emily chatters about a Washington Post story on four women who went to China and collected panda poop.
John chatters about Carl Paladino, the GOP nominee for governor in New York who threatened to "take out" a reporter from the New York Post.
We are considering a contest where we ask listeners and readers to submit a script for a 30-second political ad that best frames the argument for voting Democratic or Republican in November's elections. Email us at email@example.com if you are interested in this idea.
Extra tickets are available for the Oct. 13 live Gabfest at New York City's 92nd Street Y-Tribeca. Click here to get yours!
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending our live Gabfest at the University of Michigan on Nov. 10.
The e-mail address for the Political Gabfest is email@example.com. (E-mail may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)
Posted on Oct. 1 by Gail Sullivan at 11:50 a.m.
TODAY IN SLATE
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.
The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly
A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.