Political Gabfest

The John Kerry Is Polishing His Nobel Peace Prize Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, Scott Walker’s presidential candidacy, and the controversy over an undercover Planned Parenthood video.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the merits and quality of President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, the impact of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s entry into the GOP primary, and the fury over the Planned Parenthood hidden-camera sting video.

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

Emily chatters about efforts by Bill Clinton and President Obama on criminal justice reform, as well as recent law review articles by 9th Circuit Judges Stephen Reinhardt and Alex Kozinski on the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996. Look for Emily’s forthcoming piece on criminal justice reform.

John chatters about how a robot passed the self-awareness test.

David chatters about his recent visit to Saba’ Restaurant and raises an ethical question: Is it OK to patronize a restaurant run by Muslims during the fasting periods of Ramadan?

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Podcast production by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Tarik Barrett.