Yesterday saw the official debut of the second life-or-death Republican pledge of the day -- the Cut, Cap, and Balance pledge. The occasion led me to talk to Republicans about whether they're creating something out of nothing with all these demands for loyalty.
Meanwhile, Pawlenty becomes
the third candidate -- Cain, Paul, him -- to sign the debt pledge.
TODAY IN SLATE
The End of Pregnancy
And the inevitable rise of the artificial womb.
Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in New York City
How a Company You’ve Never Heard of Took Control of the Entire Porn Industry
The Hot New Strategy for Desperate Democrats
Blame China for everything.
The Questions That Michael Brown’s Autopsies Can’t Answer
Kiev Used to Be an Easygoing Place
Now it’s descending into madness.
Don’t Just Sit There
How to be more productive during your commute.