My new piece is all about why Rick Perry felt comfortable going overboard and predicting... something would happen to Ben Bernanke if he printed more money. The reason is that people have learned to hate the fed.
Peak Negativity We are about to reach 1 million U.S. Senate race ads. Few had anything nice to say.
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The Great Writing Vs. Talking Debate Is it harder to be a good writer or a good talker?
Dangerous Rhetoric Why are some Ebola patients portrayed as criminals, others as heroes?
Introducing Slate’s Marathon Time Predictor A better way to calculate how fast you’ll run.