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
The Democrats’ War at Home
How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
The Religious Right Is Not Happy With Republicans
How Did the Royals Win Despite Bunting So Many Times? Bunting Is a Terrible Strategy.
Catacombs Where You Can Stroll Down Hallways Lined With Corpses
Homeland Is Good Again! For Now.
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.