John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon were nice enough to rope me in to this week's Political Gabfest. I was worried about Emily's blood pressure as John and I discussed the politics of the debt limit increase, but we all survived -- and David Plotz, who was feeling poorly, will be back next week.
In other sound transmission news, I'll be guest-co-hosting the John Batchelor Show on Monday night. You will be inundated with details as the date approaches.
TODAY IN SLATE
More Than Scottish Pride
What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture
Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You
Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows
Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?
The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.
Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.