Slate on Day to Day for the week of Nov. 10.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Nov. 10.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Nov. 10.

Slate stories on NPR's Day to Day.
Nov. 14 2003 5:30 PM

Time Out for Bush

Friday, Nov. 14, 2003

Summary Judgment: Looney Tunes, Master and Commander, Tupac Resurrection
Slate
contributor Ben Williams boils down the critical reviews for the week's new movie releases. Listen to the segment.

Kausfiles: The Pedro Martinez Presidential Theory
Slate
blogger Mickey Kaus suggests that Democratic presidential aspirants speak publicly about President Bush as many baseball fans did about Pedro Martinez, the Boston Red Sox pitcher whose performance faltered in the late innings of baseball's American League championship. Kaus thinks the Democrats should praise Bush's previous work, but say he's tired and it's time to send him to the showers. Listen to the segment.

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Chatterbox: Valenti to Leave MPAA
After almost 38 years, Jack Valenti is reportedly stepping down as the head of the Motion Picture Association of America. Slate Chatterbox columnist Timothy Noah reports on prospective replacements, including Rep. Billy Tauzin, R-La. Listen to the segment.

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War Stories: New Approach to Rebuilding Iraq
NPR's Madeleine Brand talks with Slate columnist Fred Kaplan about the Bush administration's apparent new approach to bringing about change in Iraq. Listen to the segment.

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Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003

Kausfiles: Beauty Queens and Royal Scandals
NPR's Madeleine Brand speaks to Slate blogger Mickey Kaus about what Webloggers are talking about this week, including a beauty queen from Afghanistan and a scandal involving Britain's Prince Charles. Listen to the segment.

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Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003

Chatterbox: Klayman Goes to Washington?
Slate
senior writer Timothy Noah speaks with Larry Klayman, who rose to prominence as head of Judicial Watch, an organization that filed several lawsuits against former President Bill Clinton during the 1990s. Klayman is now running for the U.S. Senate in Florida. Listen to the segment.

Explainer: Earning the Medal of Honor
Slate
senior editor Andy Bowers explains the requirements for winning the Medal of Honor. Listen to the segment.

Jurisprudence: Malvo and Juvenile Justice
NPR's Madeleine Brand talks with Slate legal analyst Dahlia Lithwick about the Lee Malvo case and the quality of legal representation when juveniles go on trial. Listen to the segment.

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Monday, Nov. 10, 2003

Jurisprudence: Rights of "Enemy Combatants"
NPR's Madeleine Brand and Slate legal analyst Dahlia Lithwick discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a case involving the rights of terrorist suspects held at the American military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Listen to the segment.

Ballot Box: Dean Opts Out of Spending Limits
NPR's Madeleine Brand talks with William Saletan, chief political correspondent for Slate, about Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean's decision to opt out of the public campaign financing system. Listen to the segment.

Sports Nut: Big Tuna's Cowboy Turnaround
Before this year's football season, the Dallas Cowboys had been predicted to be one of the worst teams in pro football. But now, they're actually one of the best, and some credit veteran coach Bill Parcells. NPR's Mike Pesca talks to Slate sports commentator Allen Barra about what the addition of a high-profile coach can do for a team. Listen to the segment.