It's another great day on the Gabriel Gomez is a Bro beat.
“Oh, is this like the Catholic Church and all?” Gomez said, when pressed about the [Blunt] amendment. “Yeah, I don’t believe the Catholic Church – or any faith, any organization like that — should have to do something that goes against their doctrine.”
Sean Trende drops the science to prove that the Democrats' House disadvantage has as much to do with their coalition's shape and distribution as with the gerrymandering beast.
Noam Scheiber Slate-pitches the IRS scandal—it's about political correctness!
Kevin Williamson is an American hero.
McClatchy reports Chris Stevens turned down extra security in Libya, something we hadn't heard before.
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.