Every election has its teaching moments. These are the things that can fit on the back of a 3-by-5 index card, the lessons that tomorrow’s pundits will commit to memory and trot out with all the confidence of physicists reciting scientific fact. What were the takeaways from the 2012 presidential race? Presented below, in handy note card form, are our best suggestions.
TODAY IN SLATE
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.
The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.