You can almost hear the conservative consensus about Boston and the lackadaisical Obama regime forming.
The suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings killed in a shootout with police received welfare benefits from the state up until last year, when he became ineligible based on family income.
In related news: Keep tracking the mysterious story of the "Brown student Saudi national."
James Pethokoukis perfects the "Bush was pretty okay" Slatepitch:
Mexican presidents serve single, six-year presidential terms. And Bush’s six-year economic record, from 2001 through 2006, was OK, actually. GDP growth was 2.7%, roughly at trend.
But I'm pretty convinced by Keith Hennessy's argument that George W. Bush is smarter than me.
If you're not bored senseless by the current 202/212* discussion of Women Leaders and Sexism, my colleague Hanna Rosin managed to get an extraordinary piece out of it.
The government's blowing around $1 million every year on empty accounts that haven't been closed because they need to be audited.
And Mark Sanford's going out in the boldest possible way. Not quite sure why a special election voter would be so scared of Pelosi, though; the outcome in SC-1 can't possibly make her speaker.
*The DC and Manhattan area codes, of course.
TODAY IN SLATE
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.