Elsewhere on Slate, the season-long football roundtable is wrapping up with our
. Mine deals with the emergence of the uninspired, cautious passing game, as practiced by the Green Bay Packers last night. Also the question of how God protects players from getting unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties, the bungling of the anthem and the coin toss, and the profound vacuousness (or vacuous profundity?) of Troy Aikman. And, above it all, the hypnotic power of the giant video board.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Democrats’ War at Home
How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke
A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking
Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10
Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.
How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.
You Deserve a Pre-cation
The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.