Not so with the Estrada nomination. GOP senators warn that this time around their Democratic colleagues will have to go through with the real thing. Republicans stayed late on Wednesday to force the Democrats to keep talking, and they may do the same tonight. In which case Sen. Daschle had better head for the sauna.
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.