Rep. Steven Palazzo was one of 2010's upset victors, a 40-year old novice who beat one of the House's most conservative Democrats in the Tea Party wave. He voted against the first tranche of Hurricane Sandy relief, even though he's spent much of his term begging for Gulf Coast relief. His current scramble sure is fun to watch.
Real talk from Noam Scheiber on the tax deal.
This is real journalism, folks.
Tim Lee talks to a defenestrated Republican staffer.
Glenn Beck, who used to be important, wants to be important again. (He's richer than ever, so that's nice.)
And Slavoj Zizek demystifies "Gangnam Style."
TODAY IN SLATE
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First, stop thinking of it as “Chinese food.”