I'm traveling part of the day and finishing up my end-of-year rundown of old predictions, to see what I got wrong, so blogging will happen at a slower pace. Plus, you should be heading home to be with family, or at least drinking (and staying off the road) to block out bad holiday memories.
Colbert tried to play in South Carolina, reports Reid Wilson.
Ron Paul denies writing another piece of mail, one signed by Ron Paul.
American Crossroads GPS uses some of that "educational" campaign money to mock the president.
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.