The Death of Independent Bookstores Gabfest
Listen to Slate's show about the GOP debate, several controversial Supreme Court Cases, and the future of independent bookstores.
Posted Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at 4:31 PM
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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon discuss the latest GOP debate, the controversial immigration and redistricting cases at the Supreme Court, and buying books from independent bookstores versus Amazon.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
John’s Slate piece on the Sioux City GOP debate.
John’s Slate piece on Mitt Romney’s claim that Newt Gingrich is “zany.”
A CBS News piece on how the battle between Romney and Gingrich could drag on until spring.
Dahlia Lithwick and Barry Friedman’s Slate piece on the three controversial cases on the Supreme Court’s election-year docket.
An NPR series arguing that prison economics drove the formulation of the Arizona immigration law.
A Washington Post article about a civil rights report finding rampant discrimination against Latinos by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Farhad Manjoo’s Slate piece arguing that buying books on Amazon is better than buying them from independent bookstores.
Gary Shteyngart’s novel, Super Sad True Love Story.
John chatters about his search for interesting iPhone/iPad apps to keep him occupied on the road and asks you to send him your favorite unusual or less well-known apps and podcasts at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the Facebook page.
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Podcast production by Andrew Bouvé and Dale Willman. Links compiled by Aviva Shen.
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.
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.