MT. PLEASANT, S.C.—I'm on the campaign trail, pretty literally, all day today, and will have a piece later about a confoundingly simple special election for Congress. The basic story is that Mark Sanford's relentless campaign to tie moderate Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch to Nancy Pelosi has allowed him to stay in the game and maybe win.
The 3-D printed gun is here, and it ... looks like a gun you'd make with a 3-D printer. Chuck Schumer and Steve Israel are taking the lead in the Senate and House, respectively, on renewing the ban on plastic weapons. It's never been controversial before—it cleared 400 votes 25 years ago. Will it be controversial now?
Stephen Hayes tells the unclassified tale of the Benghazi talking points, which will occupy House Republicans all week.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.