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June 28 2013 12:21 PM

The Argle-Bargle Gabfest

Listen to Slate's show about the Supreme Court’s momentous rulings on same-sex marriage and the Voting Rights Act. Plus, an epic filibuster in Texas. 

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Supreme Court’s historic rulings on same-sex marriage and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. They also discuss why an epic filibuster in the Texas senate riveted the country’s attention.

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


John chatters about Stephen Colbert’s tribute to his late mother.
Emily chatters about The Woman Upstairs, by Claire Messud.

David chatters about red pandas—he’s OK with them. Regular pandas? He's not OK with them.

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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 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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