The new PPP poll of the state is a lot of fun, starting with the sort of unbelievable finding that Sarah Palin would only lead Barack Obama by 2 points, continuing with Mitt Romney's 53-point primary lead over Jon Huntsman. Huntsman was last elected in the state by a landslide of about that size. Three years ago.
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.