Because I am an addict, I'm spending the night at a watch party for a Massachusetts U.S. Senate debate for Democratic candidates. Also, there's a special election for governor of West Virginia, with results up here.
Wow: In CBS poll, 74 percent of Republicans don't want Palin to run.
Ari Berman sees the Obama administration blocking and tackling on voting rights.
This is weird; Jones was not a minor White House star.
Harry Siegel talks to a city council member who's getting roughed up at #occupywallstreet.
Is the economic debate just another culture war?
7:17: Forget presidential races. U.S. Senate races are where fringe candidates come to shine. The non-Warren candidates are perfectly sane-sounding, but let's be honest -- lots of folks could sound coherent if asked to talk politics for 30 seconds at a time, without tough follow-ups. The first amusing exchange comes when a student asks: "Scott Brown posed for Cosmo to pay for college. How did you pay?" Warren: "I kept my clothes on.
7:29: Warren backs the American Jobs Act, although the doughy fringe candidate keeps breathing (hilariously) into his mic and obscuring the other answers.
7:50: Warren on #occupywallstreet: "Everyone has to follow the law," but "the people on Wall Street broke this economy."
TODAY IN SLATE
The Right Target
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The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget
It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is
I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights
Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.
It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.
In Defense of HR
Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.