Corruption. Smithsonian chief Lawrence Small resigns over what one senator calls his "Dom Perignon lifestyle." As the institute's most successful fund-raiser ever, Small clearly wanted a few more perks than free IMAX tickets. He doesn't get a severance package, but those $2 million in housing and office expenses over the last six years should do him just fine.
TODAY IN SLATE
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks
Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Paul Farmer: Up to 90 Percent of Ebola Patients Should Survive
Is he right?
“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse
Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.
The Right to Run
If you can vote, you should be able to run for public office—any office.