I'm spending the day at one of the year's final cattle calls, the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual meeting. Ben Smith has an appetizer, with this bit of kremlinology about the Professional Left's challenge to AIPAC.
All about independents, courtesy of Third Way.
Kevin Drum corrects Mark Kirk.
TODAY IN SLATE
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.
The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.