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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the legal battle for gay marriage in Alabama, David Brooks’ piece on whether to forgive Brian Williams, and Emily’s New York Times Magazine cover story about an alleged sexual assault at Stanford University.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
- What’s going on in Alabama with gay marriage, and what do U.S. District Court Judge Callie V. S. Granade, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy S. Moore, and SCOTUS have to do with it?
- What’s the deal with Alabama anyway? Is this George Wallace 2.0?
- Emily’s sort-of defense of Alabama’s Chief Justice Moore.
- David Brooks forgave Brian Williams. Should you? Can you?
- Jon Ronson highlights how one stupid tweet ruined Justine Sacco’s life.
- John’s Slate piece on the disturbing glee at Mark Sanford's downfall.
- Read Emily’s excellent New York Times Magazine cover story, "The Stanford Undergraduate and the Mentor."
- R.I.P. Bob Simon and David Carr (and farewell to Jon Stewart).
John chatters about Jordan M. Wright's collection of political memorabilia.
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