Chance of Invasion
Today: 94 percent
Iraq coughs up list of biological and missile scientists demanded by Blix, but U.N. officials tell Washington Post Iraq is getting cocky and "not fulfilling" promises to search for documents and produce scientists for unmonitored interviews. U.N. sources say Blix will ask Iraq to destroy missiles Iraq insists are legal. Turkey ignores Powell's demand for a reply by Thursday to "final" U.S. troop deployment proposal. U.S. officials brag anonymously that they have a Plan B for a northern front. Security Council members Angola, Cameroon, and Guinea sign a declaration at Franco-African summit expressing "support for the continuation of the inspections."
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.