The new jobs report is not terrible, leaving the Mark Zandis of the world to explain that sequestration will really "bite down" next quarter.
Heben Nigatu manages to pack some hilarious social commentary about race in America into a meme listicle. Well done.
D.C.'s government remains pathetic. I think I've voted for the loser every time in an election here, but that doesn't make me feel better about it.
The Drudge Report joins the ranks of Media Orgs That Fell for A Daily Currant Story, this time because it made Michael Bloomberg sound stupid.
Gavin Aronsen talks to a girl who hooked up with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
"He wanted to go further than I did, and that made me uncomfortable, and I realized that that's not the kind of person that I wanted to be around," she says. "I don't think that's necessarily being a terrorist. I think that's just called being a hands-y teenaged boy."
ABC News points out that Kelly Ayotte's answer to a skeptical background checks questioner repeated the Ted Cruz line—it might have been a slippery slope to background checks! (Side note: Why were NBC News and ABC News, national, at Ayotte's town hall? Safe theory: She's the only "no" vote fairly close to New York City. To find another "no" from someone seen as a moderate, if you're in D.C. or New York, you have to fly to Ohio for Rob Portman or South Carolina for Lindsey Graham.)
Related: The new president of the NRA is a trip.
And Ben Shapiro earns the ire of Captain America.
Correction, May 3, 2013: This post originally misspelled Gavin Aronsen's last name.
TODAY IN SLATE
Meet the New Bosses
How the Republicans would run the Senate.
The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.
Why all cracker names sound alike.
Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom
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- 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
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?
A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.