Sometimes, other folks make it easy for me. I have nothing to add to this.
Oh, I'll add this, since Colbert doesn't really debunk it: Vaccines do not cause autism, the vast majority of vaccines don't contain mercury, the one flu shot that still does doesn't have it in a toxic form, and even then it has a dose smaller than what you get eating a can of tuna.
Vaccines are important. Talk to your board-certified health care provider and see if you need to get yours.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.