Cheney: Cheerleader for OPEC, by Mickey Kaus (Friday, July 28, 8:40 a.m.)
Is Cheney's Business Career a Qualification for Office? by Rob Walker
(Thursday, Aug. 3, 12:46 p.m.)
Kristol-Balling the Veep Selection, by David Corn (Wednesday, July 26, 7:22 a.m.)
The Breakfast Table
This week: Author Erik Tarloff (The Man Who Wrote the Book, Face-Time) and Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith watch the goings-on from afar.
Last week: Slate's William Saletan and media consultant Timothy Ireland react to the Cheney pick, dis the New York Times, and more.
Philadelphia caterer Skip Schwarzman goes behind the scones.
Day 1: 84 Hours Until Chaos (Friday, July 28, 9 a.m.)
Day 2: Liberty Bells Made of Chopped Liver? (Monday, July 31, 10:30 a.m.)
TODAY IN SLATE
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.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.