I've been reading Newt Gingrich's collected nonfiction in preparation for his 2012 run, but twice I've grabbed the wrong book as I've headed out the door. What's wrong with me? Nothing. Please note this side-by-side-by-side photo of his three major tomes from 2004, 2008, and 2010.
He's wearing the same shirt and tie in every photo. He won the future, and it stayed won. (Note: The hardcover designs had different photos of newt. It's just these paperback versions that trap us in some Stephen Hawking time vortex.)
TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
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And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
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So they added a little self-immolation.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.