HOUSTON—As my piece about John Cornyn's ride to re-election gets edited, here's a typical flier of the type I saw at every campaign event or fundraiser.
Cornyn talks a lot about conservatives needing candidates who are there with them on "eighty percent" of the issues. Here's a good list of stuff that falls under that rubric—guns, Obama investigations, guns again, the Supreme Court.
TODAY IN SLATE
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Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
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“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.