I've returned from five days in Seattle and Vancouver. Two thought on these cities.
1) It's a real shame we didn't nab British Columbia before it joined the Canadian Confederation.
2) If there's any way to relocate essential government services to Puget Sound where political journalists can cover them, I'm all ears.
A couple of interesting pieces I missed while gone:
Matt Bai tries to understand the race for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, which Democrats seem to have convinced themselves is going to fall in their column despite Dick Blumenthal's fumble-fu.
to the NRA's Chris Cox, and figures out why the organization backed Harry Reid in Nevada.
TODAY IN SLATE
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.