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
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.