Tough choices for avid consumers of vapid conventional wisdom today. Do we go with Michael Gerson's "both sides are equally far from the truth" or Ruth Marcus' more sophisticated "both sides are equally to blame even if GOP proposals are objectively less reasonable"? Gerson offers us the old-fashioned false equivalence while Marcus is in tune with the higher arts of BipartisanThink.
For a nice contrast, read Matt Miller's trenchant analysis of the House GOP budget.
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.