The Political Gabfest for Dec. 3, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for Dec. 3, 2010.

The Political Gabfest for Dec. 3, 2010.

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Dec. 3 2010 5:25 PM

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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the fallout from the WikiLeaks documents, extending tax cuts, and repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell.


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

A New York Times article on WikiLeaks' dump of a quarter-million cables from U.S. embassies.

Columns by Anne Applebaum and Thomas Friedman on the fallout of the WikiLeaks cables.

A Slate piece on why the First Amendment won't necessarily protect Wikileaks.


John's Slate piece on President Obama's "Slurpee Summit" with Republican leaders.

An NPR segment on how liberals perceive Obama's negotiating skills.

The Pentagon's final report on the risks of repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

A Slate piece on Sen. John McCain's stubborn objection to the repeal of DADT.


The letter Senate Republicans sent to Harry Reid stating their intent to block all legislation until the Bush tax cuts are extended for all taxpayers.

A Politico pieceon Thursday's house vote to extend only the middle-class tax cuts.

Emily chatters about a New York magazine piecethat links the proliferation of birth control to an increase in female infertility. She also recommends Toni Weschler's book Taking Charge of Your Fertility, which is mentioned in the piece.

David chatters about a New York Times featurewith stunning images of the brain and neurons at work.

John chatters about a new interactiveon the New York Times Web site that allows you to create your own deficit reduction plan. He promises it's not as boring as it sounds.

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Posted on Dec. 3 by John Griffith at 5:30 p.m.

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