It's April Fools Day, unofficially known as "the Internet is unreadable" day, and this is the best joke I've seen, via Facebook.
Really, that was the best one. I'm pessimistic.
Defeated Republicans Todd Akin and Allen West made sure their staffers got bonuses, which was nice of them.
Jonathan Martin takes a crack at the "wither social conservatives?" story (I took a crack two weeks ago), and finds more than just Steve King predicting a Republican collapse if the party goes soft.
Ken Auletta profiles Henry Blodget's comeback. Of course, a thing like a lengthy New Yorker profile enables the comeback, doesn't it?
Dave Levinthal goes line-by-line through a DCCC fundraising letter, to check it for facts. The results are basically what you'd expect.
Alison Gash profiles the gay adoption movement, which won under the radar.
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.
Global Marches 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