As Toronto Mayor Rob Ford deals with a video tape purportedly showing him smoking crack and using slurs, it's a fun time to revisit Vice's look at his inability to look sane on camera.
Carol Leonnig walks through the FBI's investigation of an apparent smear against Sen. Bob Menendez. My main vice as a reporter is being a little too understanding of politicians; this is maybe the one case where my disbelief paid off.
Alec MacGillis cautions against blaming all of liberalism for the IRS scandal.
Monica Potts actually covers how government spending and cuts affect people. Hasn't she heard? There's a scandal going on!
Mike Bloomberg's group gives Jeff Flake the Kelly Ayotte treatement:
Watch the constellation of pro-gun groups that defended Ayotte in New Hampshire. See if they discover Arizona.
Correction, May 17, 2013: This post originally misspelled Carol Leonnig's last name.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
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And schools are getting worried.
Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- 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