What's the attraction between Michele Bachmann and her husband? "It wasn't a big romantic surge that led us to each other," she said in 2006. "It was His word." Jason Horowitz examines the tight partnership between the GOP candidate and her faith-based counselor husband Marcus Bachmann . For years they seemed bonded by "a common abhorrence of homosexuality," but they seem to be softening that position as she sets her sights on national office.
Paul Duggan on the Casey Anthony verdict: "Being a lousy mother isn't a capital offense... There simply was no clear evidence that Caylee was slain intentionally."... As the DSK hotel maid sues for libel, Paul Farhi analyzes the standard practice of not identifying rape victims: "Patriarchal foolishness," one editor calls it.
The Roger Clemens trial will get underway today, with a likely lineup of all-star performance-enhancer abusers testifying: Jose Canseco, Chuck Knoblauch, Andy Pettitte… Comedy Central sets Charlie Sheen roast, scheduling it passive-aggressively for the night of Ashton Kutcher’s “Two and a Half Men” debut… Lingerie cash-stuffer Leslie Johnson resigns as of July 31, but the Prince George’s council wants her out now.