Violence in Gaza continues today with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling up thousands of additional reserve soldiers and vowing to completely destroy Hamas' network of tunnels before agreeing to end hostilities. (An Israeli general said the tunnel operation will take "a few more days.") Above and below: fliers dropped by Israeli forces over Gaza City urging residents to evacuate.
At least 1,429 people have been killed in the ongoing fighting.
TODAY IN SLATE
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.
The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly
Natasha Lyonne Is Coming to the Live Culture Gabfest. Are You?
A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.