Slate's Political Gabfest

The Live from San Francisco Edition

September 17, 201593 min
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz analyze the second Republican presidential debate and discuss the possible government shutdown over Planned Parenthood. They also talk to author and podcaster Merlin Mann about time, attention, and productivity. The Political Gabfest is brought to you by Goldman Sachs. Get information about developments currently shaping markets, industries, and the global economy on the firm’s podcast—Exchanges at Goldman Sachs—available on iTunes. And by Harry's, the shaving company that offers German-engineered blades, well-designed handles, and shipping right to your door. Visit for $5 off your first purchase with the promo code GABFEST. And by Bonobos. Bonobos takes the pain and hassle out of finding stylish clothes that fit. For a limited time, all new customers can get 20 percent off their first order at Discover the difference that an expertly crafted, better-fitting wardrobe can make. Join Slate Plus!

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