On the agenda this week: Candidate interviews all day Tuesday in the Yahoo! borg, a presidential debate Wednesday in the not-at-all-depressing environs of Detroit. Things that won't happen: Congress passing any bills, and Herman Cain answering any questions about his sex scandal.
If you missed it last week, I explained the not-so-exciting reality behind the so-called Republican breakthrough on taxes.
File under "Headlines You Would Not Read About the Republican Party."
A good read on MF Global.
Romney, in fact.
Annals of bad book titles.
Yglesias on personal responsibility.
And John Kasich blows it.
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.