CNN finds voters under 30 cooling on the president quickly—since the emergence of the NSA story, a 17-point drop in approval numbers from them.
The Boston Globe polls the Markey-Gomez Senate race and finds an 11-point lead for the Democrat. Skeptics will point out that the Globe provided the last poll of the 2010 race in which Martha Coakley maintained a real lead. Skeptics forget that the 2010 poll was conducted two weeks before that election. We're only eight days out from this one.
The Post wonks ask whether the GOP's anti-Obamacare campaign clashes with its minority outreach. Spoiler: It does.
Amanda Marcotte tracks this year's success of anti-abortion laws in Republican-run states.
Josh Rogin asks the Free Syrian Army what they've actually gotten from the U.S. since Friday's announcement of ... whatever that was.
And Rand Paul gets the Julia Ioffe treatment.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.