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 Democrats’ War at Home
How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke
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Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10
Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.
How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.
You Deserve a Pre-cation
The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.