The Misunderstanding Cheney Gabfest
Listen to Slate's show about the president's jobs speech, the politics of disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Irene, and Dick Cheney's memoir.
Posted Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at 5:28 PM
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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the president's jobs speech, the politics of disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Irene, and Dick Cheney's memoir.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
A Politico piece on the partisan fight behind President Obama's speech request.
A Pew Research poll showing that public satisfaction with government is at an all-time low.
A National Journal piece on possible proposals in Obama's jobs speech.
An ABC News piece in which Paul Krugman calls economic uncertainty a "myth."
A New York Times piece on how the push for federal austerity has changed the government's approach to disaster relief.
A The Hill piece on Eric Cantor's "tricky spot" on disaster aid.
A New York Times review of Dick Cheney's new memoir, In My Time.
A Daily Beast piece on eight "juicy bits" from Cheney's memoir.
Emily chatters about tennis star Sloane Stephens' performance at the U.S. Open this week, and how professional tennis used to be ruled by 16-year-olds.
John chatters about the Royal Society for the Arts' recent blog post on "choice."
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.