The progress of a gun control bill, over its many congressional hurdles, is explained very well here by Billy House.
Anthony Weiner releases a policy manifesto, because why wouldn't he? The rumor I heard in New York last weekend was that he was doing interviews all week and starting a borough tour on the weekend.
Joe Miller explores a Senate bid in Alaska. So, in Louisiana, establishment Republicans have succeeded in freezing out a conservative who'd blow the election. In Iowa and Alaska, not yet.
Politico is still tracking the bumbling of Progress Kentucky and its local accusers. You'd never realize that Kentucky Democrats actually do quite well in state elections -- they've got all the major constitutional offices locked up, for example.
Jonathan Chait has some fun with conservative pundits who suddenly argue that Obama's become unserious about stimulus spending.
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.