Detroit declares the largest municipal bankruptcy in history, at a time of record stock market highs. That makes a lot of sense.
Elsewhere in the "good news" column, North Carolina Republicans finally ready their omnibus voter ID bill.
Alexander Burns tries to nudge us along to the "surely Terry McAuliffe will blow it" stage of the Virginia gubernatorial race.
Michael Hirsh explains how Samantha Power became a diplomat, instead of a quotable person.
Azi Payrabah notices that Eliot Spitzer's running a media-first campaign, which ... makes perfect sense, doesn't it?
And Daniel Newhauser gets the respect he deserves.
TODAY IN SLATE
Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola
Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
Why Are Lighter-Skinned Latinos and Asians More Likely to Vote Republican?
A Woman Who Escaped the Extreme Babymaking Christian Fundamentalism of Quiverfull
Subprime Loans Are Back
And believe it or not, that’s a good thing.
It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
In Defense of HR
Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.