Jamie Kirchick is a Jew in a box, answering questions from Germans. I don't know why you'd still need to read the story after that description, but there it is.
I'm not sure why, but it looks like quizzing Ronald Reagan's children about their opinions of gay marriage is a thing we're doing now.
Fred Dicker answers one of the questions that bugged me about the New York mayoral campaign scheme: Given that voters wouldn't have elected Malcolm Smith anyway, what did he have to gain?
[A]s a mayoral candidate, Smith would have gained access to the huge cash kitty that is the city’s publicly financed elections system — from which he could have dispensed millions of taxpayer dollars to favored political consultants, lawyers and pollsters, all too ready to express their “thanks.”
I feel stupid for wondering.
Schuyler Kropf tracks the movements of Mark Sanford's innamorata turned fiancee, who just dipped in and out of the state at a moment of maximum visibility.
Dana Milbank does a fine job describing the NRA's farcical press conference. It's true: There are visits by heads of state that come with less of a security presence than an NRA presser.
And Sarah Kliff reports on cancer clinics cutting back services because of sequestration. Not that anyone else notices.
Correction, April 4, 2013: This post originally misspelled Schuyler Kropf's first name.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Right Target
Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.
The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget
It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is
I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights
Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.
It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.
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- U.S. Federal Prison Population Drops for the First Time in Decades
- Conservative Star D’Souza Avoids Jail Time for Illegal Campaign Contributions
- Moderate Chinese Intellectual Sentenced to Life in Prison After Show Trial
In Defense of HR
Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.