There are many reasons to stay away from Slate (Krugman -stalker Micky Kaus comes to mind as well as Timothy Noah), but there are also a couple of good reasons to visit.
Jacob Weisberg’s Bushism’s is a must. Here’s today’s:
“Let me tell you my thoughts about tax relief. When your economy is kind of ooching along, it’s important to let people have more of their own money.”â€”Boston, Oct. 4, 2002
But the best reason is for Dahlia Lithwick’s coverage of the Supreme Court. Lithwick cuts to the chase and provides a brilliant synopsis of their daily-doings (and not-doings) without the pomposity of a James Kirkpatrick. That, and her subversive snarks about the Justices make it time well spent. It’s just nice to read a knowledgable writer who has respect for the law, but less for the Justices who interpret it.