Opening Act: King of Bain By David Weigel | Posted Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at 8:22 AM Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Blog articles. Follow the Weigel blog. Follow stories by David Weigel. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. Does Austerity actually, you know... work? Charles Krauthammer (!) salutes the "singular achievement" of Ron Paul. The "King of Bain" attack gets Pinnochio'd. The author of Left Behind backs Newt.