Friday, Nov. 9, 2007
Politics: The Obama Power Potential
Barack Obama is such a powerful speaker that he should be dominating the race, says John Dickerson. Dickerson, who has been trailing Obama and other candidates, shares his insights with Alex Chadwick. Listen to the segment.
Summary Judgment: A Merry Movie Season
It's becoming that special time of year when Oscar contenders and feel-good holiday films hit the screen. Mark Jordan Legan presents a roundup of what the critics are saying about the newest releases. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007
Jurisprudence: Military Revises Tribunals at Guantanamo
The U.S. military is reviving its tribunals at Guantanamo Bay. Its first hearing is for Omar Khadr, a Canadian child soldier accused of killing a Green Beret in Afghanistan. Dahlia Lithwick talks to Alex Chadwick about the case. Listen to the segment.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.