Opening Act: Hitch

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Dec. 16 2011 8:16 AM

Opening Act: Hitch

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WESTWOOD, CA - APRIL 25: Writer Christopher Hitchens participates in a panel discussion ('U.S. and Iraq One Year Later : Right to Get In? Wrong to Get Out?') at the 9th Annual LA Times Festival of Books on April 25, 2004 at UCLA in Westwood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

Christopher Buckley on Hitch.

Various writers are offering their Hitch rememberances all day; keep refreshing the site.

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Nikki Haley, who backed Romney when he was a first-time candidate and she was a lonely state representative, will back him again. A little more lift this time.

I'm headed back to D.C. from Iowa; John Dickerson and I will conduct a live Facebook chat at 1 p.m., and you can join in. For homework, read Dickerson's wrap of the debate.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.