Welcome to Politics Plus, where a revolving cast of Slate politics writers and editors bring Slate Plus members one special extra.
David Weigel is driving around Georgia for the next few days, doing what he does. He’s reporting on a competitive race to win the Senate seat of retiring Republican Saxby Chambliss.
We asked David to describe his life on the road. Here’s what he had to say about Rand Paul’s texting habits, how journalists gain access to candidates, and the value of boots-on-the-ground campaign reporting in the era of Twitter.
TODAY IN SLATE
Ben Bradlee Dead at 93
The legendary Washington Post editor presided over the paper’s Watergate coverage.
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Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again
I’m 25. I Have $250.03.
My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.