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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Chris Christie's big win, Rand Paul's plagiarism, and Emily's story on Nazi anatomists.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
- Some conservatives were angry that Time magazine called Christie "the elephant in the room" on its cover.
- John writes that arguments over why Cuccinelli lost are really a fight over the future of the GOP.
- Christie's acceptance speech dwelled on Hurricane Sandy.
- Rachel Maddow noticed similarities between a speech Paul gave in Virginia and the Wikipedia page for the movie Gattaca.
- The Washington Times ended Paul's weekly column after numerous plagiarism allegations emerged.
- Emily wrote about how Nazi anatomy experiments still influence abortion politics.
John chatters about the last legal duel in Washington.
Emily chatters about bullying in the NFL.
David chatters about the best issue of Life magazine ever.
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