In case you missed it, I spent some time last week explaining the state of play on the debt ceiling debate, and trying my best to answer a question: So how did this go from an "adult moment" for the GOP, and maybe a leverage point for Democrats and taxes, to a no-surrender GOP battle for spending cuts?
I'm also spending much of the week in Aspen for the Atlantic Ideas Festival, so posting may be a little lighter than usual. On the plus side, it will feature -- for the first time! -- some ideas.
TODAY IN SLATE
Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola
Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is
Divestment Is Fine but Mostly Symbolic. There’s a Better Way for Universities to Fight Climate Change.
I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights
Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
In Defense of HR
Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.