Political Gabfest

The “Live from Georgia” Edition

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz are live in Atlanta, where they discuss the most recent Super Tuesday results, tests to give future presidents, and the mechanics of a contested convention.

Emily chatters about the development of “silent auction” policies by airlines and the potential to drive down costs and increase convenience for flyers.

John chatters about the election of 1824 and the 1826 duel between John Randolph and Henry Clay.

David chatters about the history of Georgia’s old state capital Milledgeville and General Sherman’s attempt to capture it.

Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest (#heygabfest). (Tweets may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Elle Bisgaard-Church.