The Live Gabfest on the GOP Race, Third-Party Candidates, and Stephen Glass

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Feb. 17 2012 1:10 PM

The Embers of Desire Gabfest

Listen to Slate's live show about the GOP race, the possibility of a third-party presidential candidate, and Stephen Glass’ fight to join the California bar.

PODCAST_political-gabfest_click

Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook. We post to the Facebook page throughout the week, so keep the conversation going by joining us there.

To listen to the discussion, use the player below:

Advertisement

This week’s Slate Political Gabfest was recorded live at 92Y Tribeca in New York. On this week’s show, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the state of the GOP race, the possibility of a third-party presidential candidate, and Stephen Glass’ application to the bar. They also take questions from the audience.

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

The Pew poll showing Santorum ahead of Romney nationally—and Obama ahead of both of them.
An ARG poll showing Santorum ahead in Michigan.
John’s Slate piece on Romney’s unsuccessful attempts to convince voters he is conservative.
The CBS News poll finding that at least 50 percent of voters think Santorum is “very different” from Obama, while only 36 percent think Romney is.
Nate Silver’s New York Times Magazine article from November that stated the odds were not in favor of Obama’s reelection.
Nate Silver’s forthcoming New York Times Magazine article finding much stronger support for Obama.
Clint Eastwood’s “Halftime in America” Super Bowl ad for Chrysler.
Tom Friedman’s column praising Americans Elect.
The 2003 film about Stephen Glass, Shattered Glass.
Stephen Glass’ Slate article on Amazon from 1997.
Stephen Glass’ novel, The Fabulist.

Emily chatters about Charles Duhigg’s new book, The Power of Habit.

John chatters about Rebecca Rosen’s Atlantic article about the invention of Morse code and its inspiration of religious response.

David chattered about analyses done by two political science professors, Scott Minkoff and Steven Green, who found a strong correlation between religiosity and large families.

The e-mail address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (E-mail 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 is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and 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.

TODAY IN SLATE

Culturebox

The End of Pregnancy

And the inevitable rise of the artificial womb.

Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in New York City

How a Company You’ve Never Heard of Took Control of the Entire Porn Industry

The Hot New Strategy for Desperate Democrats

Blame China for everything.

The Questions That Michael Brown’s Autopsies Can’t Answer

Foreigners

Kiev Used to Be an Easygoing Place

Now it’s descending into madness.

Technology

Don’t Just Sit There

How to be more productive during your commute.

There Has Never Been a Comic Book Character Like John Constantine

Which Came First, the Word Chicken or the Word Egg?

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 23 2014 1:51 PM Is This the ISIS Backlash We've Been Waiting For?
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 23 2014 5:53 PM Amazon Investors Suddenly Bearish on Losing Money
  Life
Outward
Oct. 23 2014 5:08 PM Why Is an Obscure 1968 Documentary in the Opening Credits of Transparent?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 11:33 AM Watch Little Princesses Curse for the Feminist Cause
  Slate Plus
Working
Oct. 23 2014 11:28 AM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2014 6:55 PM A Goodfellas Actor Sued The Simpsons for Stealing His Likeness. Does He Have a Case?
  Technology
Technology
Oct. 23 2014 11:45 AM The United States of Reddit  How social media is redrawing our borders. 
  Health & Science
Science
Oct. 23 2014 5:42 PM Seriously, Evolution: WTF? Why I love the most awkward, absurd, hacked-together species.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.