The Gabfest: President Obama’s second inaugural address, filibuster reform, and social media at work.
The Gabfest: Obama's Second Inauguration, Filibuster Reform, and Social Media Policy in the Workplace. Plus, a Special Audience Q&A.
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Jan. 25 2013 11:17 AM

The Live in Washington, D.C., Gabfest

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, recorded live at Washington's Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz discuss Obama’s second inaugural address, filibuster reform, and social media policy in the workplace. They also take audience questions at the end of the show.

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


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David chatters about honorific protocol.

Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. The email address for the Political Gabfest is (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

Podcast production by Mike 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.

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