Encore: Gold, Money, Gold By David Weigel | Posted Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at 7:40 PM Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Blog articles. Follow the Weigel blog. Follow stories by David Weigel. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. Is gold money? California II. Against angry mobs. Real talk on spending cuts. Interesting background on Bachmann's old synod, although I feel like the dispensation Obama got for Trinity United helps all future candidates.