The Gabfest: Immigration Reform and the Recent Unrest in Egypt. Plus, Emily's NYT Magazine Piece on Compensating the Victims…

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Feb. 1 2013 3:05 PM

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and special guest Will Dobson discuss the politics of immigration reform and the unrest in Egypt. Plus, they discuss Emily’s New York Times Magazine cover story about compensating the victims of child pornography.

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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 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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