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Last Week’s Contest
The winner: Katie Feeney
Teach me how to Romney, teach me, teach me how to Romney. All Nevada love me, all, all Nevada love me!
No matter how often it flaps its wings, the blue-checked Romney remains a flightless bird.
The actual caption: LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 17: Former Massachusetts Gov. and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney jumps off the back of a pickup truck after speaking to supporters as he opens his Nevada campaign headquarters October 17, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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
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.