The lesson of this story is less that Reince Priebus blames Obama for racism, more that he has installed a CHANGE SUBJECT TO JOBS chip in his medulla oblongata.
Would you believe that Harold Ford is endorsing a pro-business critique of the administration?
Elizabeth Warren moves on from "plagiarism" accusations.
Phil Klein writes on how conservatives can go beyond settling for Romney, and start exploiting him.
[B]y not acting like a cheap date, conservatives could go a long way toward preventing Romney from reverting back to his moderate to liberal Massachusetts past, and in the process, move the policy debate rightward. But that won’t be enough. Exerting maximum pressure on Romney from the right will also require electing a Congress that’s filled with as many conviction conservatives as possible – people who are willing to fight for limited government not just when a Democrat is in the White House and it’s easy, but when it means opposing a Republican president. On this last front, it’s important to take some lessons from the experience during the Bush years, when a Republican-controlled Congress and a Republican president colluded to explode the size and scope of government.
This isn't really political, but Gizmodo's #longread about the decline of Flickr is completely fascinating.
TODAY IN SLATE
Meet the New Bosses
How the Republicans would run the Senate.
The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.
Why all cracker names sound alike.
Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom
This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?
A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.