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  • Condi presided over a catastrophe. So why is she lecturing Obama?

    Condi presided over a catastrophe. So why is she lecturing Obama?
    WASHINGTON — To watch Condoleezza Rice, the face of George W. Bush's foreign policy, stand before a convention of cheering Republicans and condemn Barack Obama for diminishing America's standing in the world — one can only gasp at the...
  • News of the Weird: Socialized medicine sounds better every day

    News of the Weird: Socialized medicine sounds better every day
    As the U.S. government's role in health care is debated, the French government's role was highlighted in February with a report on Slate.com about France's guarantee to new mothers of "10 to 20" free sessions of "la reeducation perineale" (vaginal re-...
  • Do video games make kids fat?

    Do video games make kids fat?
    Most experts agree that you should limit your child’s “screen time” (time spent in front of computers, TV and other electronic devices) to no more than a couple hours a day. Of course, most parents/children ignore this; the average...
  • Obama doesn't really like country music

    Obama doesn't really like country music
    When President Obama gives a speech, he almost always exits the stage to a country song. Recently Obama released a Spotify playlist, and it was primarily made up of country music. You could easily make the case that country is the official genre of the...
  • Should schools ban energy drinks?

    Should schools ban energy drinks?
    Should elementary schools should be allowed to sell energy drinks? Slate.com ponders that question in a new article: "Some energy drinks are marketed as food while others are pitched as 'dietary supplements'; the Dietary Supplement Health and Education...
  • Are Online Book Critics Too Nice?

    Are Online Book Critics Too Nice?
    Part of being a writer in the Internet age is being subject to mass amounts of over-the-top, ridiculous criticisms. But for those who publish their own books online, the culture is actually very nice. Maybe too nice. A new article on Slate.com argues that...
  • Connecticut is Expensive, Haunted and Boring

    Connecticut is Expensive, Haunted and Boring
    The best way to see what people are thinking is to see what they are Googling. And that is exactly what one blogger did, compiling a list of Google auto-complete suggestions for the phrase “Why is [fill in the state] so…” What...
  • News Of The Weird: Man Punched Computer Because He Thought Mitt Romney Was His Girlfriend's Lover

    News Of The Weird: Man Punched Computer Because He Thought Mitt Romney Was His Girlfriend's Lover
    Researchers Having Fun: Scientists from the Primate Research Institute at Japan's Kyoto University reported in an August journal article that they had given helium gas to apes (gibbons), which, predictably, made their voices goofily high-pitched. However,...
  • Tom Z's Highly Unethical College Football Gambling Picks: Week 9

    Tom Z's Highly Unethical College Football Gambling Picks: Week 9
    Well, we’ve reached that point of the season where everyone starts freaking out about hypothetical situations. “Can Kansas State jump Florida to get into the top two?” “Will Oregon go undefeated and be left out of the...
  • Seventeen Magazine promises to show "real girls"

    Seventeen Magazine promises to show "real girls"
    Ever since I was a young girl, reading Seventeen Magazine, I've heard magazines make the same promise about showing "real" people. Now that I'm a grown man, I know the truth. All of those girls you see in the magazines are completely airbrushed. But now,...
  • Wall Street is Like Penn State, According to Eliot Spitzer

    Wall Street is Like Penn State, According to Eliot Spitzer
    In a new article for Slate.com, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer (my college graduation speaker!) advocates for regulation by claiming that the culture on Wall Street is much like the culture that allowed Penn State to harbor a serial child molester...