Egypt's military certified the Islamic Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi as the winner of its first presidential election over the weekend, though how much power he will be granted is very much an open question.
Mitt Romney is providing awful few specifics on how he'll govern the United States if elected president.
Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Senate candidate dogged for months by charges she took advantage of her Native American roots, may finally have moved past them in her marquee matchup with Republican Senator Scott Brown. She'll introduce Barack Obama at his appearance in Boston today.
The Supreme Court will issue key rulings this week -- beginning as early as today -- on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act and Arizona's signature illegal immigration law.
And Obama's re-election army mined phone numbers and other critical data from supporters at gay pride parades across the country yesterday, another benefit of his coming out for gay marriage last month after years of waffling.
What else is happening?
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.