On Friday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear George W. Bush's argument that Florida's legislature, rather than its courts, has the final say over its vote-tabulation laws. In 1998 Slate's David Plotz wrote that, when it comes to the law, Chief Justice William Rehnquist gives his conservatism a back seat to his obsession with making the trains run on time. Click here to read the article.
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
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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.