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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon discuss President Obama's debt plan, a new book by Ron Suskind that paints an unflattering picture of the Obama Administration, and the execution of Troy Davis.
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Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
John's Slate piece on Obama's debt plan and "staying angry."
A video of Elizabeth Warren declaring, "there is nobody in this country who got rich on his own."
Jacob Weisberg's Slate piece about Ron Suskind's Confidence Men.
A Washington Post blog post about the pseudo-debate surrounding the Solyndra scandal.
The 1996 Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA).
Dahlia Lithwick's Slate piece on what Troy Davis' execution means for the criminal justice system.
The Root's piece about the recent execution of James Byrd's killer, white supremacist Lawrence Russell Brewer.
Emily also chatters about a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson's story "Circles."
David chatters about a New York Times report about a children's contest in Somalia that awards the winners AK-47 rifles and hand grenades. He also plugs a Future Tense event at New America Foundation with Slate technology columnist Farhad Manjoo. You can RSVP for the event here.
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Posted on Sept. 23 by Aviva Shen at 11:29.