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You Should Be Optimistic About Ebola

Don’t panic. Here are all the signs that the U.S. is containing the disease.

Politics
Oct. 20 2014 7:13 PMDeadly AdviceWhen it comes to Ebola, ignore American public opinion: It’s ignorant and misinformed about the disease.
Politics
Oct. 20 2014 6:24 PMThe GOP Can’t Quit “Willie Horton”Even though they promise to do so, again and again.
The World
Oct. 20 2014 1:50 PMWhy We Shouldn’t Be Too Sure About the Supposed Deal to Return the Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls
Jurisprudence
Oct. 19 2014 1:05 PMDawn PatrolJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
Propublica
Oct. 17 2014 4:21 PMWhy the Poor Pay $1,400 for Old iPads#MuckReads: A weekly roundup of investigative reporting from ProPublica.
The World
Oct. 17 2014 2:02 PMHas America Stopped Even Pretending to Care About the U.N. Security Council?
Slate Picks
Oct. 17 2014 1:33 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week? Senior editor David Haglund shares what intrigued him at the magazine. 
Jurisprudence
Oct. 17 2014 12:56 PMSouthern JusticeHow an 1865 ruling in favor of Confederate soldiers just protected the vote for minorities in Arkansas.  
View From Chicago
Oct. 17 2014 9:30 AMA Moral MarketAltruism exchanges could ease the desperate shortage of kidneys for transplant.
Politics
Oct. 16 2014 5:46 PMPurple GeorgiaWhy the Democratic Party is placing big bets on Georgia.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 16 2014 2:31 PMInjunction JunctionWhat is the Supreme Court thinking behind its unfathomable silence?
Politics
Oct. 16 2014 12:23 PMMaximum ChaosWhy control of the Senate likely won’t be decided on Election Day.
Politics
Oct. 15 2014 7:38 PMThe Reasonable Extremists Among UsFor right-wing Republicans, the formula is easy: Appear moderate.
The World
Oct. 15 2014 2:12 PMNigeria Didn’t Actually Do an Amazing Job Containing Ebola
Politics
Oct. 14 2014 6:30 PMWhy Don’t We Have an Ebola Vaccine?Washington missed its chance to be prepared. Now, politicians are fighting over whom to blame.
Foreigners
Oct. 20 2014 6:49 PMGod’s OligarchOne of Vladimir Putin’s favorite businessmen wants to start an Orthodox Christian Fox News and return Russia to its glorious czarist past.
Politics
Oct. 20 2014 3:53 PMSmash and GrabWill competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
The World
Oct. 20 2014 1:13 PMWhen It Comes to Foreign Policy, President Obama Is Acting Like Congress Doesn’t Exist
The World
Oct. 17 2014 5:36 PMAmerica’s Fears of Immigration, Terrorism, and Ebola Are Combining Into a Supercluster of Anxiety
Foreigners
Oct. 17 2014 3:35 PMDon’t Accept Putin’s Version of HistoryThe West didn’t provoke Russia. It gave it more credit than it deserved.
Politics
Oct. 17 2014 1:55 PMThe Gulf That Divides UsThe Whiteness Project underscores why there is so little empathy between whites and blacks. 
Politics
Oct. 17 2014 1:05 PMThe Ebola VoterThirteen ways Democrats and Republicans are exploiting the virus for political gain.
Roads & Kingdoms
Oct. 17 2014 12:51 PMFinal EditionIn Istanbul, a once-mighty newspaper that serves the country’s dwindling Greek community is in danger of collapse.
The Slate Quiz
Oct. 16 2014 11:45 PMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
War Stories
Oct. 16 2014 4:52 PMSins of OmissionCitizenfour is a fine documentary. Too bad the director glossed over some important details—and Edward Snowden didn’t gloss over more.
Politics
Oct. 16 2014 2:00 PMSweating the Small StuffWhy Gov. Rick Scott’s refusal to debate Charlie Crist over a fan goes all the way back to the most famous debates of all time.
Politics
Oct. 15 2014 11:49 PMOffice PoliticsInside the PAC teaching corporate America how to make its employees vote for the right candidates and causes.
The World
Oct. 15 2014 2:26 PMThe CIA Finally Admits That Arming Rebels Doesn’t Work
Jurisprudence
Oct. 15 2014 11:07 AMJustice for SaleThe Supreme Court is poised to make judicial elections even more corrupt. 
Politics
Oct. 14 2014 5:39 PMTribal PoliticsStudies suggest the overwhelming motivation behind voter ID laws is hyper-partisanship, not racism.

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