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Lose-Lose on AbortionObama's threat to Catholic hospitals and their very serious counterthreat.
McCain's BFFLindsey Graham may be more valuable as McCain's running buddy than as his running mate.
An Affair To RememberShe was 82. He was 95. They had dementia. They fell in love. And then they started having sex.
And Speaking of Perfect Unions …What if Hillary Clinton gave a speech about gender? (And why she won't.)
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The E-Harmony ElectionWhen did voting become like dating? And when did it become like dating yourself?
How Sally Quinn Made Me a Better CatholicThe strange Tim-Russert-funeral, communion-blogging controversy.
Your Papal Homework AssignmentPrepare for the pope's America visit with these books, articles, and Web sites about him and the Catholic Church.
First MatesIntroducing a new Slate series about the marriages of the presidential candidates.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-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.