This is a perfectly sad and typical TV interview. The advantage of the TV hit should be the imprisonment of the guest, who can't run away when the questions get irritating, and who looks like a liar.
Alec MacGillis gets my favorite story of the day by parsing the Freedom Group's financial reports -- all the optimistic stuff the gun company investor published before it became toxic.
C.J. Ciaramella reports on the red state Democrats who'd have to vote for gun control if a bill came up. I'll have more on this later, because the causality between "voting for a popular gun control bill" and "being defeated in a pro-gun state" is not clear.
Gabe Sherman takes on Fox News (on a pretty uncontroversial matter) and wins.
TODAY IN SLATE
The End of Pregnancy
And the inevitable rise of the artificial womb.
Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in New York City
How a Company You’ve Never Heard of Took Control of the Entire Porn Industry
The Hot New Strategy for Desperate Democrats
Blame China for everything.
The Questions That Michael Brown’s Autopsies Can’t Answer
Kiev Used to Be an Easygoing Place
Now it’s descending into madness.
Don’t Just Sit There
How to be more productive during your commute.