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Posted Friday, April 8, 2011, at 2:54 PM
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This week's Slate Political Gabfest was recorded live at University Church in West Lafayette, Ind., next to the Purdue University campus. Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the federal budget showdown, the 2012 presidential campaign, and college admissions practices.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
A Wall Street Journal piece on the public's divide over who to blame for a shutdown.
A Washington Post piece on the potential impact of a government shutdown.
An NPR interview with the man who managed the 1995 government shutdown.
Ronald Brownstein's National Journal piece on the increased polarization of Congress last year.
Slate's Jacob Weisberg calls Paul Ryan's 2012 budget proposal "brave, radical, and smart."
Charlie Cook's National Journal piece on the Republicans' risky plan to revamp Medicare.
John's Slate piece on President Obama's re-election kickoff.
A National Journal piece on what it will take to beat Obama in 2012.
A National Journal piece identifying Indiana as Obama's biggest hurdle in 2012.
A New York Times book review of Andrew Ferguson's Crazy U.
A Harvard Crimson piece arguing for an admissions lottery at the school.
Malcolm Gladwell's New Yorker piece on what college rankings really tell us.
David chatters on an 1865 letter from former slave Jourdan Anderson to his former master.
Emily chatters on public service announcement videos that try to prevent bullying.
John chatters on a Harvard professor's attempt to quantify how much time members of Congress spend taunting one another.
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Posted on April 8 by John Griffith at 2:54 p.m.
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.