David I had a little fun with the exploding unitary executive last week as did Marty and I’d give a donut to anyone who can offer insight on what end is served by these attacks from within the administration and without. What point in making Solicitor General Paul Clement look like a wild man on the eve of oral argument? Why was Bob Novak at pains to explain that Alan Gura – who represents the gun owners tomorrow – does not have the confidence of gun owners or any experience at the high court? I get that it has something to do with managing expectations. But this tactic of blaming the lawyers in advance of the argument can’t look good to the justices can it?
TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.