President George W. Bush spent Thursday, his 60th birthday, meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Earlier this week, Bush celebrated with a White House party that included a buffet of shrimp and fried chicken. Check out the card below, then click to open it and read birthday messages from family, friends, and colleagues as the commander in chief hits the big 6-0.
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.