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
The World’s Politest Protesters
The Occupy Central demonstrators are courteous. That’s actually what makes them so dangerous.
The Religious Right Is Not Happy With Republicans
The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly
The Feds Have Declared War on New Privacy Measures From Apple and Google
These “Dark” Lego Masterpieces Are Delightful and Evocative
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.