The Gabfest: Dealmaking at the Fiscal Cliff, the Nuclear Option That Might Really Happen, and the Ethics of Outing…

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Nov. 30 2012 2:57 PM

The Going Nuclear Gabfest

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the prospects for a deal to avert the fiscal cliff, whether the long-discussed option of limiting the filibuster is really going to happen, and the ethics of outing bullies online.

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

Emily Bazelon was a Slate senior editor from 2005 to 2014. She is 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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