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Posted Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at 3:01 PM
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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the budget fight in Washington, the tussle over public-employee unions in Wisconsin, and more turmoil in the Middle East.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
A Politico piece on the highlights of President Obama's 2012 budget.
A Politico piece on the three-part budget fight that lies ahead.
A Politico piece on Rep. Paul Ryan's entitlement spending plan.
A Pew Research poll showing little public support for specific program cuts.
John's Slate piece on how the president and Congress must be working on a smarter budget plan we don't know about.
A New York Times piece on Wisconsin's budget turmoil.
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.
Illustration by Robert Neubecker.