A YouTube user named galaxies352, who posts selections of old sports highlights and political ads, takes us back 19 years to one of the greatest uncompetitive campaigns of all time: the Louisiana gubernatorial runoff between David Duke and Edwin Edwards. Skip the first part and start when Duke and Edwards are asked to talk about their mistakes.
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.