The Emily Bazelon Hometown Gabfest
Listen to Slate's show about the Supreme Court’s decisions on health care and Arizona’s immigration law, and the triviality of modern presidential campaigns.
Posted Friday, June 29, 2012, at 2:43 PM
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This week’s Slate Political Gabfest was recorded live in New Haven, Conn., as part of the Arts and Ideas Festival. On the show, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the Supreme Court’s long-awaited health care decision, the court’s partial invalidation of Arizona’s immigration law, and why the presidential campaign has become so trivial. Plus, you can listen to the pre-ACA decision segment John, Emily, and David recorded in which they predicted how they thought the court would rule. (Download available here.)
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
The full Supreme Court opinion finding the Affordable Care Act constitutional.
John’s Slate piece on Obama’s victory at court.
A CBS News poll from June finding 37 percent of Americans wanted the court to overturn the full law.
Matt Yglesias’ Slate piece on whether or not Romney will be able to repeal health care if he wins the election.
Obama’s response to the health care decision.
Romney’s response to the health care decision.
The Supreme Court’s Arizona v. United States opinion.
Antonin Scalia’s controversial bench statement.
Eric Posner’s Slate piece on the Arizona decision’s expansion of presidential power.
Richard Posner’s Slate piece on Scalia’s dissent.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Emily’s Audible recommendation.
The Q&A with Romney spokesperson Rick Gorka after the Arizona decision, which was acted out by John, David, and Emily.
John chatters about a series of one-minute videos by the New York Historical Society and NYC Media (such as one about a tin elephant-shaped hotel).
David chatters about a Vice Magazine piece about a paintball game between journalists and Hezbollah.
Emily chatters about Rielle Hunter’s vindictive memoir, What Really Happened.
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Podcast production by Andy Bowers, Andrew Bouvé, and Dale Willman. Links compiled by Aviva Shen.
Emily Bazelon is a Slate senior editor and writes about law, family, and kids. She is also the Truman Capote Fellow at Yale Law School and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. Her new book is 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.