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Posted Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at 2:14 PM
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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon discuss the New START, the not-so-lame duck session of Congress, and what the 2010 census data means for politics.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
A New York Times piece on the ratification of the New START.
A Slate piece on the Republican Party's silly fight against New START.
A Politico piece on President Obama's lame duck victory lap.
A Washington Post piece on the winners and losers of the lame duck session.
An op-ed from Bruce Ackerman in the Washington Post questioning the constitutionality of the lame duck Congress.
New York Times pieces on votes to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and approve the health bill for 9/11 responders.
A Politico piece on the power shifts embedded in the 2010 census data.
Atlantic pieces on the two major political stories of the 2010 census: more congressional seats in red states and a boom in Hispanic voters.
John chatters on the remains of Amelia Earhart, which may have been discovered on a deserted South Pacific island this weekend. Or maybe they're from a turtle. Either way, big news.
Emily chatters on a draft executive order from President Obama that would create a process for reviewing the status of Guantanamo Bay detainees.
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 email@example.com or on Facebook or Twitter.
John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read his series on the presidency and his series on risk. Follow him on Twitter.