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

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

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

Slate stories on NPR's Day to Day.
July 11 2006 7:47 PM

Conventional Thinking

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


White House Shifts Policy on Detainee Tribunals
White House spokesman Tony Snow announced that Geneva Conventions apply to all detainees held by the U.S. military, including those at Guantanamo Bay. The shift appears to acknowledge the Supreme Court's view that Bush administration strategy on military tribunals is in violation of U.S. and international law. Slate legal analyst Dahlia Lithwick talks with Madeleine Brand. Listen  to the segment.


Monday, July 10, 2006

Journalists Should Take the Fifth Instead of First
Journalists often invoke the First Amendment right to free speech to defend controversial reports that rely on confidential sources. But Peter Scheer argues that the Fifth Amendment, spelling out the right against self-incrimination, may be more useful when seeking to protect confidential sources. Listen to the segment.

10 More Possible Triggers to Obesity
New research suggests that lack of sleep and environmental toxins are just as likely to cause obesity as eating fast food or failing to exercise. Dr. Sydney Spiesel, a Yale Medical School professor, talks with Madeleine Brand about new research that lists other possible causes of obesity. Listen to the segment.