Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007
Jurisprudence: Supremes Consider Lethal Injection, Voter ID
The Supreme Court announced it will hear arguments on two controversial cases. The first asks whether lethal injection should be considered cruel and unusual punishment; the second whether voter identification laws deter people from casting a ballot. These cases and the way the court rules on them could be a factor in next year's elections. Dahlia Lithwick talks to Alex Cohen. Listen to the segment.
Monday, Sept. 24, 2007
Politics: The Primary Race
Moderate Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., has thrown his support behind his Senate colleague Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., helping the former first lady maintain her lead in the race for the Democratic nomination. While Clinton is the leading Democratic candidate, Republicans are more divided. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leads in the early primary states, while former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and actor and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson are leading the late primary states. John Dickerson talks with Madeleine Brand about the latest developments. Listen to the segment.
TODAY IN SLATE
Smash and Grab
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
Stop Panicking. America Is Now in Very Good Shape to Respond to the Ebola Crisis.
The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team
The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.