The Gabfest: The Race After Sandy and the Nate Silver Backlash   

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Nov. 2 2012 2:44 PM

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Hurricane Sandy, the state of the presidential race going into the final weekend, and the conservative backlash against New York Times polling expert Nate Silver.

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

Emily chatters about why the Supreme Court isn’t a dog’s best friend.

John chatters about The Browser.

David chatters about the Fitter Families Contest. Here's the medal he talked about:

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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 Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. Read his series on the presidency and on risk.

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

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