The Gabfest on Supreme Court leaks about Health Care, the Hot Summer, and Political Vacations

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July 6 2012 1:42 PM

The Lemon, Wet, Good Gabfest

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and special guest David Weigel discuss the Supreme Court leaks and other Affordable Care Act fallout, the politics of record-breaking heat, and political vacations.

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

  • Ezra Klein’s post about the “stingy red states" with the most to gain from ACA.
  • Jan Crawford’s CBS News report on whether Chief Justice John Roberts switched sides in the health care decision.
  • A Politico story on who might have leaked information to Jan Crawford.
  • NOAA’s page on weather records.
  • Ben Johnson and the Slate V team’s video on “Our Record-Breaking Summer.”
  • David pulled Montesquieu’s meteorological climate theory from his back pocket. Wikipedia, for more.
  • The Washington Post has photos of the “Romney Olympics.”
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Emily chatters about SCOTUSblog’s rundown of how Fox, CNN, and others got it wrong. And she apologizes to David Weigel.

David Weigel chatters about Alan Moore’s anger and a controversy in the comic book scene.

David Plotz remembers Armando Montano, a listener and journalist who was found dead in Mexico City last week. David also recommends Dan Carlin’s “Hardcore History” podcast.

The Gabfest says goodbye and thanks to intern Aviva Shen! Read Aviva’s future work at ThinkProgress.

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.

Emily Bazelon is a Slate senior editor and the Truman Capote Fellow at Yale Law School. She is the author of Sticks and Stones.

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

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.