The Political Gabfest for Nov. 19, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for Nov. 19, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for Nov. 19, 2010.

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Nov. 19 2010 2:01 PM

The Put on Your Praise Face Gabfest

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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon (joined by special guest Julia Turner) discuss the lame duck Congress, the conviction of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, and the children of "royalty" in Alaska and the United Kingdom.

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

John's Slate piece on the White House's confusing stance on extending the Bush tax cuts.
A Slate piece on how Congress' decision to act—or not act—on tax cuts will affect common taxpayers.
A Politico piece on James Carville's irreverent joke about President Obama's testicle count.
A New York Times piece on the conviction of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, the first Guantanamo detainee to be tried in a civilian court.
Emily's Slate piece on Willow and Bristol Palin's Facebook flame war.
The Week's "instant guide" on Prince William's engagement to Kate Middleton.

Emily chatters about an upcoming appeals court hearing on the constitutionality of California's same-sex marriage ban, which will televised on C-SPAN in early December.

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Julia chatters on Urban Outfitters' grotesque new logo.

David chatters on an interview from this week's "Hang Up and Listen"podcast, in which UNC women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance contended that women are uncomfortable accepting praise in front of their peers, while men tend to strive for it. And then he takes a quick poll.

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