A Girl Who Dated Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Calls Him A "Hands-y Teenaged Boy"

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
May 3 2013 8:35 AM

Opening Act: Hands-y Teenaged Boy

167853204
In this handout provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, a collection of fireworks found inside a backpack that belonged to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is displayed. The backpack was recovered by law enforcement agents from a landfill in New Bedford, Massachusetts on April 26, 2013.

Photo by DOJ via Getty Images

The new jobs report is not terrible, leaving the Mark Zandis of the world to explain that sequestration will really "bite down" next quarter.

David Weigel David Weigel

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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.

Advertisement

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.

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

TODAY IN SLATE

Culturebox

The End of Pregnancy

And the inevitable rise of the artificial womb.

Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in New York City

How a Company You’ve Never Heard of Took Control of the Entire Porn Industry

The Hot New Strategy for Desperate Democrats

Blame China for everything.

The Questions That Michael Brown’s Autopsies Can’t Answer

Foreigners

Kiev Used to Be an Easygoing Place

Now it’s descending into madness.

Technology

Don’t Just Sit There

How to be more productive during your commute.

There Has Never Been a Comic Book Character Like John Constantine

Which Came First, the Word Chicken or the Word Egg?

  News & Politics
The Slate Quiz
Oct. 24 2014 12:10 AM Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 23 2014 5:53 PM Amazon Investors Suddenly Bearish on Losing Money
  Life
Outward
Oct. 23 2014 5:08 PM Why Is an Obscure 1968 Documentary in the Opening Credits of Transparent?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 11:33 AM Watch Little Princesses Curse for the Feminist Cause
  Slate Plus
Working
Oct. 23 2014 11:28 AM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2014 6:55 PM A Goodfellas Actor Sued The Simpsons for Stealing His Likeness. Does He Have a Case?
  Technology
Technology
Oct. 23 2014 11:47 PM Don’t Just Sit There How to be more productive during your commute.
  Health & Science
Science
Oct. 23 2014 5:42 PM Seriously, Evolution: WTF? Why I love the most awkward, absurd, hacked-together species.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.