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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in France, whether Mitt Romney is really contemplating a third run for the White House, and President Obama’s plan to make community college free for all Americans.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- The latest issue of Charlie Hebdo breaks records. Is the new cover appropriate?
- What about that statue of Mohammed inside the Supreme Court?
- Should President Obama have been criticized for not attending the unity rally?
- Why does Charlie Hebdo get so much more attention than Boko Haram?
- Did the new intern drop the ball, is the teleprompter broken, or is Romney 2016 real?
- John argues that Mitt Romney genuinely believes the third time could be the charm.
- Slate’s Betsy Woodruff reveals who really wants Mitt Romney to run for president again.
- Who are the contenders and the pretenders in the overcrowded race for the 2016 Republican nomination?
- Obama’s community college plan is especially beneficial to the middle class.
- Ann Hulbert offers a solution for how to increase community college completion.
- Tom Hanks went to community college and so should you.
Emily chatters about Will Oremus’ article in Slate on how auto-play videos could put news websites out of business, as well as David Carr’s recent New York Times piece about Facebook’s quiet collaboration with media publishers.
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