The only story that matters today is the Washington Post's scoop about how the NSA broke rules again and again and again for years.
Do also read Bart Gellman on the quotes the NSA wanted him to use instead of the quotes he had.
Amanda Marcotte knows how to frame a health care story.
Frank Thorp grabbed the text of the RNC's resolution that would nix any debates with fiendish pro-Hillary-movie networks.
Dana Stevens reviews The Butler. (I'm sorry, I know a studio won a judgment for some reason, but calling it Lee Daniels' The Butler just sounds stupid. Poor guy's directed four movies, and two of them have wonky titles because other studios browbeat him into it.)
And Bruce Bartlett explains how the March on Washington turned the South Republican.
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.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
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.