You Should Be Optimistic About EbolaDon’t panic. Here are all the signs that the U.S. is containing the disease.
Why Don’t We Have an Ebola Vaccine?Washington missed its chance to be prepared. Now, politicians are fighting over whom to blame.
Higher LearningWhat the next wave of pot-legalizing states can learn from Colorado and Washington.
Political Theater With a PurposeDarrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Agriculture Commissioner Who Called "Meatless Monday" an Evil Vegetarian Plot Calls It Quits
What’s the Beef?No, “Meatless Monday” is not an evil vegetarian plot to deprive our children of precious steak, pork, and chicken.
The Dark Secret of Juvenile Detention CentersNine out of every 10 reporters of sexual abuse are males victimized by female staffers.
The Problem With “Suicide by Cop”The dangerous term that stops us from asking hard questions about police shootings.
Why the Media Is Siding With the ProtestersIt isn’t simply because of tear gas and rubber bullets.
Things Are Going Our Way in Iraq. Will Its Next Leader Be the Savior the U.S. Is Looking For?
When Are Boots on the Ground not “Boots on the Ground”? U.S. Considers Iraq Rescue Operation.
Everything That Went Wrong in DallasA timeline of the many missteps surrounding the first cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States.
Are Quarantines Really Legal?The rules and regulations on confining people who’ve been exposed to Ebola.
It Wasn’t a SecretA 2013 inspector general report detailed all of the Secret Service’s problems. Nobody cared.
The Secret Service Did Almost Everything WrongBut they got the most important thing right: They didn’t shoot the White House intruder.
How to Fix America’s Recidivism CrisisIt could be as simple as providing ex-cons with the medication they need.
Behind the Scenes
Where’s My Pizza? Three far-flung Slate-sters dish on the pros and cons of working away from Slate’s main offices.
What Immigration Crisis?Why Congress and President Obama are so eager to forget this summer’s “humanitarian crisis at the border.”
Everything That Went Wrong in FergusonA timeline of the authorities’ many missteps in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death.
Can Anyone Fix the Ferguson Police Department?It needs to be overhauled. It takes time, but it can be done.
What Happened at Slate This Week? A Lot.Senior writer Josh Voorhees shares the smartest and most insightful stories of the past week.
Iraq’s Maliki Thinks He Can Ignore the Country’s Constitution. After All, He’s Done It Before.
Heat or EatHouse Republicans looking to slash food stamps are determined to close a loophole that doesn’t exist.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Budget Disaster that Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
How Movies Like Contagion and Outbreak Distort Our Response to Real Epidemics
How Movies Like Contagion and Outbreak Distort Our Response to Real Epidemics How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
Everything You Should Know About Today’s Eclipse
An Unscientific Ranking of Really, Really 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.
Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.