Can Cory Booker still be Cory Booker in the Senate? In Part 2 of his conversation with Slate’s Jacob Weisberg, Booker says that even in Washington, there are some issues that lend themselves to his cherished reputation as a uniter. And he insists he recognizes the fight he’s in for—even if his call for “change that we all know is common sense” sounds a lot like a certain candidate from 2008.
Booker’s national ambitions begin to peer through as he describes how he hopes to be a political figure who catalyzes change “not just within the Washington context, but around the country.”
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.