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 the CEO of Atlas Obscura and host of the Slate Political Gabfest.

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.