Opening Act: Sliced

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Sept. 11 2012 9:49 AM

Opening Act: Sliced

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. -- The dateline should tell you the gist. I'm still in New York with Slate's team, returning to full-time reporting and bloggery on Wednesday.

David Weigel David Weigel

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

Michael Chabon and I talk about prog rock. In a more perfect world, this would be a regular feature.


Sasha Issenberg's new book The Victory Lab, which leads a double life as a blog on this site, is out and buyable with real fiat money.

Hannah Rosin's The End of Men is also out. Buy both, and an Amazon packager will come to your door and make you an egg whites omelette.

I'm not the world's biggest gif fan, but this is a pretty useful explanation.

Karl Rove told Komen to give up on its pro-life jag.

And I suppose I could give the Internet yet another "where my boring life took me on 9/11," but instead, here's the Yelp page for the restaurant whose owner hugged Obama. Among the "ratings":

- You didn't build that shop. I would let Obama bail this place out before I would set foot in it.
- Most of yall Democrats can't afford to eat at this restaurant anyway. This restaurant doesn't accept food stamps.
- I guess the Govt built his business not the owner as he kissed Obama's Butt. Maybee Obama is about to allow him to accept food Stamps for pizza there as it seems he now supports Obama as his ideas of make America a welfare country.

National unity!

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 


Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

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Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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