For six years, my beat has been domestic politics, with an emphasis on the conservative movement's goings-on. I didn't much link or point to the work of Anthony Shadid. But I read it with awe. If you have time today, page back through his work on the Iraq War and the Arab Spring. If you're in his field, think about the work and bravery required to produce journalism that matters and journalism that lasts.
Jeremy Scahill in Yemen.
Michael Calderone on the hyping of Iranian nukes.
Rick Santorum will take Foster Friess's money, but not his jokes.
TODAY IN SLATE
Smash and Grab
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I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
Republicans Want the Government to Listen to the American Public on Ebola. That’s a Horrible Idea.
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Tom Hanks Has a Short Story in the New Yorker. It’s Not Good.
Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy
It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?