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 Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.