| Aug 31, 2012
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...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 2:45 PM
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-...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 7:56 AM
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...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:26 AM
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...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 8:25 AM
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...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 6:55 AM
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...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 9:40 AM
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…”
| Sep 18, 2012
| 1:00 PM
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,...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 7:28 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 6:39 AM
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,...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 10:08 AM
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...