Democrats start lobbying for gun laws. No Republican, however, has broken from the herd and said he'd favor a new law.
Paul Barrett walks through the serious gun control proposals being bandied about, post-Newtown. His conclusion: The mental illness and background check components actually make some sense.
Sarah Kliff walks through the research that told us whether previous control laws actually did anything.
The Fact Checker calculates whether concealed carry laws, which have been gliding through state legislatures as if on skis, have reduced violence.
A Michigan Republican campaigner is caught on tape (before the election) telling Tea Partiers that Democrats only win the state with fraud, starting with the manipulation of drunks in pool halls. They nod.
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.