The Gabfest: Tax pledges at the fiscal cliff, violence in Israel and Gaza, and the political lessons of Lincoln.  

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Nov. 23 2012 3:25 PM

The Will You Sign My Pledge Gabfest

Listen to Slate's show about the immutable politics of tax pledges, the Israel-Gaza conflict, and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the politics of raising taxes when many Republicans have signed pledges that they never will. They’ll also discuss the Israel-Gaza conflict, and the political lessons of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln.

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Email your 2012 conundra (or conundrums) to gabfest@slate.com! Examples from our 2010 and 2011 conundra Gabfests.

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

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