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
Scalia’s Liberal Streak
The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters
There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?
The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”
The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B
Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey
No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.
The Other Huxtable Effect
Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.