I'm traveling part of the day and finishing up my end-of-year rundown of old predictions, to see what I got wrong, so blogging will happen at a slower pace. Plus, you should be heading home to be with family, or at least drinking (and staying off the road) to block out bad holiday memories.
Colbert tried to play in South Carolina, reports Reid Wilson.
Ron Paul denies writing another piece of mail, one signed by Ron Paul.
American Crossroads GPS uses some of that "educational" campaign money to mock the president.
TODAY IN SLATE
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.
The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.