In a very short time I'll board a plane to Columbia, South Carolina and start covering the close of the First in the South primary. (The hashtag will be FITS, which has an elegance and double meaning that the New Hampshire hashtag "FITN" dearly lacked.) The usual warning of lower-frequency, higher-quality blog posts and pieces applies.
John Dickerson asks why Jon Huntsman so quickly converted to the gospel of Mitt Romney.
Corey Hutchins attends the Tea Party convention that coincided with last night's debate; it really seemed to get less attention than such a thing would have in 2010.
Charles Blow makes the "all whistles are dog whistles" argument on Newt and race; I really don't buy it.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Democrats’ War at Home
How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke
A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking
Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10
Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.
How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.
You Deserve a Pre-cation
The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.