Wired News reports that Slate, which has been published by Microsoft from day one, is up for sale. Slate has a great stable of writers and I hope that they don’t go down the tubes if they’re bought. Jacob Weisberg, Fred Kaplan, Eric Umansky, Dahlia Lithwick, William Saletan, Timothy Noah, Robert Wright, Chris Suellentrop, Daniel Gross and many others that I’m forgetting make Slate the best online political magazine going right now. Without the Today’s Papers feature, I’m not sure I could go on.