The Gabfest: Michigan’s Right-To-Work Law, SCOTUS and Marriage Equality, and Torture in Zero Dark Thirty.

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Dec. 14 2012 2:37 PM

The Union-Made Gabfest

Listen to Slate's show about Michigan’s new right-to-work law, the Supreme Court’s decision to tackle gay marriage, and torture in Zero Dark Thirty.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Michigan’s new right-to-work law and the declining power of unions, the Supreme Court’s decision to tackle marriage equality in two very different cases, and the depiction of torture in Zero Dark Thirty.

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Emily chatters about the upcoming publication of her book, Sticks and Stones -- please post your suggestions for giveaway promotions to the Gabfest Facebook page!

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Podcast production by Michael Vuolo. 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.

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.