Welcome to Politics Plus, where a revolving cast of Slate politics writers and editors bring Slate Plus members one special extra.
David Weigel is driving around Georgia for the next few days, doing what he does. He’s reporting on a competitive race to win the Senate seat of retiring Republican Saxby Chambliss.
We asked David to describe his life on the road. Here’s what he had to say about Rand Paul’s texting habits, how journalists gain access to candidates, and the value of boots-on-the-ground campaign reporting in the era of Twitter.
TODAY IN SLATE
Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola
Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is
Divestment Is Fine but Mostly Symbolic. There’s a Better Way for Universities to Fight Climate Change.
I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights
Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
In Defense of HR
Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.