The Justice and Revenge Gabfest
Listen to Slate's review of the week in politics.
Posted Friday, May 6, 2011, at 8:21 PM
Jack Shafer's Slate piece arguing that the president should release the photos of Bin Laden's body.
A Reuters piece with graphic photos of three dead men at the Bin Laden complex.
A New York Times piece on how the Bin Laden raid revives the debate over the value of torture.
John Yoo's Wall Street Journal op-ed arguing that the Bin Laden mission benefited greatly from Bush administration interrogation policies.
Dahlia Lithwick's Slate piece arguing that Bin Laden's death shouldn't change our views about torture.
A National Journal piece on whether the war in Afghanistan will die with Bin Laden.
Maura R. O'Connor's Slate piece on the effect of Bin Laden's death on the war in Afghanistan.
A Daily Mail piece on how President Obama took "SIXTEEN HOURS" to make up his mind about Bin Laden mission.
Emily chatters on her Slate piece on the latest developments in the Phoebe Prince case.
David has two cocktail chatters this week. His first is a pair of amazing listener diagrams about Emily's DOMA argument from last week's Gabfest (see them on our Facebook page). His second is a blog post from NPR's Robert Krulwich about the book Star Man, which recounts the 1967 death of Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov.
John chatters on famous last words.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook or Twitter.
John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. He can be reached at email@example.com. Read his series on the presidency and his series on risk. Follow him on Twitter.
Illustration by Robert Neubecker.