You cover politics long enough and you get embarrassed at how quickly you hear bad personal news and start thinking of the horse race side effects. Ron Wyden's surgery for early stage prostate cancer will cost the Democrats a vote for a few days, but let's keep this in perspective -- he caught prostate cancer early enough to fix it.
- Mock the source if you like, but this deserves some follow up. (The documentation takes some time to acquire.)
- Joe Miller has a newfound habit of tweeting stories that might make Lisa Murkowski look bad.
- This is pretty meaningless, but its appearance in a Fox News poll is truly shocking.
- Tim Carney has Orzsag good and nailed.
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.