I've been remiss in not doing more to flog my weekly podcast, the mysteriously-named Weigelcast, in which I spend 12 or 15 minutes solving the mysteries of the universe with a political guest. This week's guest is sometime Slate contributor Sasha Issenberg, one of the absolute best political reporters in the country; his 2012 book The Victory Lab was snapped up by actual strategists who wanted to know what they didn't know. One month ago he published a cover story in the New Republic about how, if possible at all, Democrats could restructure the 2014 electorate to look more like the electorate that gave Barack Obama the White House.
We talked about that and more—in a very short time!
TODAY IN SLATE
Ben Bradlee Dead at 93
The legendary Washington Post editor presided over the paper’s Watergate coverage.
This Scene From All The President’s Men Captures Ben Bradlee’s Genius
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again
I’m 25. I Have $250.03.
My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.