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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 email@example.com or on the Facebook page.
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Podcast production by Andrew Bouvé and Dale Willman. Links compiled by Aviva Shen.