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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the Aurora, Colo. shooting aftermath, Republicans and Jews, and the Olympics.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
- The Gabfesters talk polling and gun control: Gallup has some widely cited data; Media Matters critiques the assertion that support for gun control has fallen; and Reuters summarizes a recent poll showing support among NRA members for certain gun ownership restrictions.
- David and Emily reference data comparing violent crime in America with other OECD countries; Ezra Klein has that chart and others.
- Emily’s wants more people to watch Sarah Silverman’s new video.
- John and David dare you not to like this Paralympics ad.
John chatters a typo battle in the House.
Emily chatters the possible disenfranchisement of angry, white, suburban voters in Pennsylvania.
David chatters the redemption of his chatter last week, and then about the meat lobby’s resistance to meatless Mondays at the USDA cafeteria.
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Podcast production by Andrew Bouvé and Dale Willman. Links compiled by Jeff Friedrich.
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