My new piece makes a very #slatepitch-ish case that this August, with its back-and-forths about who's lying about tax and welfare policy, is turning out to be a seriously substantive stretch of campaigning.
Have I made the same argument multiple times in different ways? I think so. But what's new this month is a sort of campaign attack that it immune to PolitiFactCheckFourPinnochios type debunking -- and that's good!
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.