The Gabfest: The Sequester Gets Real, SCOTUS Weighs the Voting Rights Act, and Yahoo's Ban on Working From Home

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March 1 2013 3:03 PM

The I’m Working From Home Gabfest

Listen to Slate's show about life after the sequester, the Supreme Court’s review of the Voting Rights Act, and Yahoo's ban on working from home.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz discuss the sequester deadline's arrival, the Supreme Court challenge to the Voting Rights Act, and Yahoo's decision to ban working at home.

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

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Emily chatters about Sydney Lea’s tribute to pets. There’s more info about Sydney on his website

Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (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 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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