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Tim Russert: If there's another bill to provide money for the troops, you'll vote against it again?
Kerry: It depends 1, Tim. 2 3 Even the generals in Iraq said the money in that bill had no impact on their ability to continue to fight. We had money all the way 4, and 5 you know 6 7 that 8 we would have sat down at a table, we [would] have worked out exactly how we were going to do this intelligently, and we would have had a better bill.
—Washington, D.C., April 18, 2004
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.