Welcome again from Labor Day weekend! Lawmakers in Washington are additionally getting again at it—and there’s a complete lot of chaos in retailer for Kevin McCarthy when Congress returns to work subsequent week. Jim Newell breaks down what lies forward because the Freedom Caucus comes for its pound of flesh. (Authorities shutdown, anybody?)
Plus: What would occur if Mitch McConnell have been to go away management? The “Sport of Johns” would start.
Alabama simply discovered what occurs whenever you overtly defy the Supreme Court docket: A federal circuit court docket shot down its new, racist congressional maps on Tuesday. Mark Joseph Stern takes an in depth take a look at the court docket’s 196-page resolution, which is “outstanding for its caustic and exasperated criticism of the state’s legislative leaders for his or her perfidious but bumbling efforts to evade a court docket order.”
Plus: Steven Lubet factors out that Clarence Thomas’ corrected ethics disclosure type will not be really, er, appropriate.
Having nun of it
Collect ’spherical and hearken to this story of intercourse, medicine, and energy unfolding at a Carmelite order in Texas, the place the nuns are fed up they usually’re not going to take it anymore! Molly Olmstead unpacks the entire unusual saga—and the way it’s gone all the way in which to the Vatican.
Dispatch from Margaritaville
As quickly as she heard the information of Jimmy Buffett’s demise, Cleo Levin headed for the Instances Sq. Margaritaville. The temper within the room wasn’t fairly what she was anticipating.
Signal of the instances
It’s Quick-Meals Week at Slate! And we’re kicking issues off with an article you may take pleasure in animal-style:
A warming planet is extra hospitable to palm timber. One iconic SoCal chain is obsessive about them. Meg Duff explains what In-N-Out’s nationwide growth says about local weather change.
Plus: Dan Kois takes an in depth take a look at Cook dinner Out, the wonderful and mysterious fast-food chain that could possibly be coming to your city.
At the moment, Slate is making … * EQUESTRIAN BLUNDERS
… very like Beyoncé, whose large flying horse malfunctioned at one level in the course of the “Renaissance” tour.
Flying horse–associated mishaps apart, how does her tour evaluate to Taylor Swift’s “Eras” tour? Nadira Goffe and Holly Allen have examined this query from all angles, they usually have the CHARTS to indicate for it. You’re welcome.
Thanks a lot for studying! We’ll see you tomorrow.