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