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 Right to Run
If you can vote, you should be able to run for public office—any office.
Move Aside, Oxford Comma, the New Battle Is Over Single or Double Quotes
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Ben Bradlee’s Fascinating Relationship With JFK
The Simpsons World App Is Finally Here
I feel like a kid in some kind of store.
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.