The “I’m Not Assassinating You, I’m Targeted-Killing You” Gabfest
Listen to Slate's show about the Super Tuesday results, Rush Limbaugh, and Eric Holder’s legal case for targeted killings.
Posted Friday, March 9, 2012, at 1:22 PM
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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Super Tuesday results, Rush Limbaugh’s explosive comments about Sandra Fluke, and Eric Holder’s attempt to make a legal case for targeted killings of Americans overseas.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
John’s Slate piece on Mitt Romney’s narrow victory on Super Tuesday.
An ABC News/Washington Post poll that puts Romney’s unfavorability levels with independents at 44 percent.
Bill Simmons’ interview with Obama discussing sports.
A New Republic blog post reporting that only 28 percent of Rush Limbaugh’s listeners are female.
A clip of Stephen Colbert mocking Romney for saying Limbaugh’s comments were “not the language I would have used.”
Eric Holder’s speech at Northwestern University Law School making the case for targeted killings.
Emily’s Slate piece on Eric Holder’s unsatisfying speech.
Charlie Savage’s New York Times article on the secret memo authorizing the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki.
John chatters about former first lady Barbara Bush’s assertion that this is the “worst campaign she’s ever seen in her life.”
Emily chatters about a landmark settlement in a Minnesota gay bullying case.
David chatters about an article in the San Jose Mercury News reporting that Harvard tuition is now cheaper than California state schools.
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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.