The dead-enders who supported Hillary Clinton for president in 2008 make a predictably splashy and hopeless gesture with a pro-Hillary ad running in a few small markets. CNN talks to the funder, who offers the immortal quote: "'Im a dentist and I don't think this country is headed in the right direction."
Seriously, though: Essay on my desk in the morning about how the first black president will lose a Democratic primary to someone in his administration. One thousand words or less.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.