I'm on the Hill all day as "progress" is made on the fiscal cliff, in the form of stunts and press conferences.
Molly Redden profiles John Lott, whose continued, post-career-ending scandal success finally makes sense to me.
Mere hours after the massacre, he tweeted, “The most consistent feature of these attacks are that they occur in gun-free zones.” The next day he appeared on Piers Morgan's show to say, “Look at what has happened, all these attacks this year have occurred where guns are banned. Look at the Aurora movie theater shooting.” And then Monday, to Soledad O'Brien: “I don't argue Second Amendment. I argue crime. That's what I do.”
Blame cable TV, always. The beast needs to be fed, and there are no FDA standards.
A CNN poll suggests that people have turned on the GOP, and consider it too extreme. Makes sense, given how more people voted for Democratic House, Senate, and presidential candidates than voted for Republicans.
Ruby Cramer talks to Jimmy Carter's grandson, the guy behind the "47 percent" tape, as he launches a research firm. (Another grandson is a state senator.)
Anna Palmer explains why the NRA's lay-low strategy is being abandoned this time.
Long-time observers and former NRA insiders say the group’s abrupt shift in communications strategy shows something unusual is happening inside the powerful group: it’s feeling heat.
Jamie Kirchick stays silent on Facebook because liberals theaten to unfriend wrong-thinkers.
And an upcoming movie will be the long-awaited riposte to Gasland.
TODAY IN SLATE
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.
160 Countries Host Marches to Demand Action on Climate Change
- 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
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.