CHARLESTON, S.C. -- I'm leaving the state before Mark Sanford's trespassing hearing, and will put up a piece a bit later about the night Sanford transformed into a series of Bible heroes.
Delaware becomes the second-smallest state to legalize gay marriage. (Rhode Island beat 'em to it.) With that, Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and New York, I think we've got most of the original 13 colonies allowing gay marriage, just like the puritans would have wanted.
Bing West asks the right questions of the Defense Department about the Benghazi timeline.
Tim Murphy explains why the 3-D printed gun shouldn't scare liberals. Here's what fascinates me about the push to ban it -- Chuck Schumer et al are trying to re-write the ban on plastic weapons, intended as an airline/metal detector safety measure, to include 3-D printed guns. Does that controversialize a bill and a law that sunsets this year but had been completely uncontroversial?
Hendrik Hertzberg reads Obama's mind on drugs, man.
Paul Thacker brings the political science to the life of the congressional staffer.
And the case against the Great Gatsby.
TODAY IN SLATE
Smash and Grab
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
Stop Panicking. America Is Now in Very Good Shape to Respond to the Ebola Crisis.
The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team
The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.