Election 2012 home stretch, Mourdock and rape, and the Castle Doctrine on the Gabfest.
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Oct. 26 2012 3:45 PM

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and special guest Will Saletan discuss the campaign’s home stretch, Indiana GOP senate candidate Richard Mourdock's controversial comments and the Republicans' continuing "rape problem," and the Castle Doctrine.

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


Emily chatters about what happened to the popular kids from high school, and recommends Katy Waldman’s summary of the research.

John chatters about meeting David Bradley—the inventor of ctrl-alt-delete!

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Podcast production by Michael Vuolo. Links compiled by Jeff Friedrich.

Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the author of Sticks and Stones

John Dickerson is a Slate political columnist, the moderator of CBS’s Face the Nation, and author of On Her Trail. Read his series on the presidency and on risk.

David Plotz is the CEO of Atlas Obscura and host of the Slate Political Gabfest.

Will Saletan writes about politics, science, technology, and other stuff for Slate. He’s the author of Bearing Right.