The Gabfest on the Presidential Race, Voter ID Laws, and Political Happiness

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July 13 2012 4:54 PM

All the People Who Are Happier Than You Gabfest

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the latest news from the presidential race, the proliferation of voter ID laws, and the relative happiness of conservatives and liberals.

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

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John chatters about the display of found objects in a Raleigh, N.C., bookstore—specifically an elaborate father-daughter note.

Emily chatters about the latest findings in Stand v. Sit, as covered in Slate.

David chatters in defense of the parents of Parents on Phones.

Topic ideas for next week? You can tag suggestions, links, and questions on Twitter with #plsGabthis.

The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

Podcast production by Andrew Bouvé and Dale Willman. Links compiled by Jeff Friedrich.

David Plotz is Slate's editor at large. He's the author of The Genius Factory and Good Book.

Emily Bazelon was a Slate senior editor from 2005 to 2014. She is 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.

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