I hope everyone's enjoying the slowest news week of the year. It is not always thus. In the last week of 2006, for example, a young man with big dreams announced that he was running for president. That young man was named John Edwards. I'm sure that's unrelated to the fact that no one, not even Herman Cain -- whom I spoke to today for an article -- is announcing right now. The news is all snow and Michael Vick. And this:
who are younger than you
are also better than you.
Unbowed by Allen West's little hiccup, a new GOP member
hires a conservative talker
as chief of staff.
Get ready for the housing market double dip !
TODAY IN SLATE
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.
The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals
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.
- NSA Is Letting its Chief Technical Officer Work 20 Hours a Week for a Private Company
- After 13 Years of U.S. Occupation, Afghanistan Opium Production Is at an All-Time High
- The Pennsylvania Fugitive Sniper Is Still at Large After 39 Days
- Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Five Years, May Only Serve Ten Months
Smash and Grab
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?