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 Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.