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Nov. 18 2011 12:11 PM

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the eviction of Occupy Wall Street from Zuccotti Park, the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the health care reform challenge, and the email kerfuffle involving John Dickerson and Michele Bachmann.

Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:

A Huffington Post blog post with graphs showing the spike in news stories that mention the words “inequality” and “greed” following the rise of Occupy Wall Street.
Dave Weigel’s Slate piece on why Occupy Wall Street doesn’t want to go home yet.
A Washington Post blog post on the supercommittee’s fight over Bush tax cuts.
Raymond Vasvari’s Slate piece about the time, place, and manner restrictions of the First Amendment.
A SCOTUSblog analysis of the health care reform argument.
An NPR piece speculating that the Supreme Court chose the Florida health care challenge because the attorneys on both sides are experienced before the court.
Dahlia Lithwick’s Slate piece on some surprising reasons the Supreme Court may want to rule on health care.
A CBS News article on the Obama Administration’s decision to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act.
A Supreme Court case on the Commerce Clause, Wickard v. Filburn.
A video of Stephen Colbert’s shout-out to the Gabfest on The Colbert Report.
A Bloomberg News poll showing Ron Paul in a four-way tie for first place in Iowa.

John chatters about the National Geographic photo contest entries, as compiled by the Atlantic.

Emily chatters about the California Supreme Court’s decision that the sponsors of Proposition 8 may have standing in court.

David chatters about Daniel Engber’s series of essays, “The Mouse Trap,” about our overreliance on lab mice.

The email address for the Political Gabfest is (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

Podcast production by Andrew Bouvé and Dale Willman. Links compiled by Aviva Shen.

Emily Bazelon was a Slate senior editor from 2005 to 2014. She is the author of Sticks and Stones.

John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. Read his series on the presidency and on risk.

David Plotz is Slate's editor at large. He's the author of The Genius Factory and Good Book.


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