What Washington is talking about this week.

What Washington is talking about.
Nov. 4 2006 7:05 AM

Zeitgeist Checklist, Kerry's Back Edition

What Washington is talking about this week.

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10. New This Week [UP ARROW]

And You Thought Shantytowns Were Hell Death. A sad week in the obituary pages, with the deaths of Celtics legend Red Auerbach and novelist William Styron. Then again, unrepentant South African apartheid defender P.W. Botha is also on his way to a final Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

TODAY IN SLATE

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Politics

Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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