Americans want to cut spending, but not entitlements, which suggests that Americans don't know how the government spends money.
Fox News (temporarily?) stops using Karl Rove and Dick Morris as constant-rotation pundits, which seems like an unusually high level of accountability.
Byron York tells Republicans to "win" by giving up on the top tax rate.
Ken Vogel offers more details on the FreedomWorks-Armey split.
PolitiFact announces its "Lie of the Year" nominees, which include some things that were not lies/were not misquoted.
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.