Wednesday night, Al Gore and Bill Bradley faced off in their first televised "town hall" of the campaign. The Iowa market was underwhelmed. Gore's share price dropped slightly by Thursday afternoon--but so did Bradley's. The only players who seem to have increased their value Wednesday night are the New York Yankees.
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.