What to read about the presidential debate, in the Slate Plus Digest.

Authority Figures, Good and Bad, in the Slate Plus Digest

Authority Figures, Good and Bad, in the Slate Plus Digest

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Oct. 21 2016 4:05 PM
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Authority Figures

The Slate Plus Digest for Oct. 21.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a rally on October 21, 2016 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher, North Carolina. Early voting began on October 20th in North Carolina.

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We should all pretend that we care a lot about stuff other than the election but really who has the energy. As Elliot Hannon put it, “Other than—gasp—winning the presidency, these three debates were the biggest stage, the largest portion of our collective attention, that Donald Trump could possibly occupy, and, yes, it was painful at times, but we’re through the worst of it.”

So take a deep breath and let’s review.

Not from Slate

From the archives

A while ago, we asked you to name Slate pieces that stuck in your memory. Reader Joshua Koerner wrote, “I knew it the minute I read your email. Nothing else comes close.”

Joshua was talking about Emily Bazelon’s 2013 story “The Nazi Anatomists,” which unearths the history of the medical research performed on Hitler’s victims and how it still informs contemporary abortion politics. Read it and let us know what you think. You can also hear Emily discuss the story on the Political Gabfest (audio, transcript).

Is there a Slate story—or podcast, or video, or flavored snack—that stands out for you? Let us know what and why, and we might feature it in a future newsletter. (Hint: Use this schmancy digital gewgaw to search the archives.) And thanks for your Slate Plus membership, which makes our journalism possible. See you next week.

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