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
The Democrats’ War at Home
How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke
A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking
Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10
Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.
How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.
You Deserve a Pre-cation
The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.