Horrible coda to our conversation about texting while driving: this story about a trucker who was texting on one cell phone while talking on another, hit a car, and drove into a swimming pool. OK, so Ann and Emily are right as always , and the whole thing is totally inexusable, and yet people keep doing it, and as I confessed the other day, parents are probably doing it when their children aren't there to catch them . Which makes me think that texting while driving is the new smoking - a dangerous habit that goes underground but doesn't go away. And that leaves in its wake images of catastrophe.
TODAY IN SLATE
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Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.
How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.
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The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.