The conclusion of the Rep. Steve Cohen saga is ready for its Maury Povich close-up.
Janet Reitman's much-discussed Rolling Stone profile of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is worth actually reading before you file your think-piece about the magazine's cover.
Campbell Robertson tries to figure out why Malvolio men like David Vitter don't seem to suffer long-term from sex scandals.
McKay Coppins and Jacob Fischler dig into the implosion of a top conservative firm.
Abe Greenwald has the pity-review of The Newsroom that puts the rest to shame.
I think the desire some have to hatewatch stems from seeing this toxic combination of smugness and earnestness try to repair reality. It's the same douche-chill I get when I peek at Facebook after an election or — gasp — scroll through Yahoo comments after a Supreme Court decision. Big talk is therapeutic only to the one doing the talking.
And two fat white guys try to incite racial backlash at a Trayvon Martin protest, and are video'd for their sins.
TODAY IN SLATE
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks
Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The Simpsons World App Is Here, and Nearly Perfect
“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse
Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.
The Right to Run
If you can vote, you should be able to run for public office—any office.