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June 28 2008 10:33 AM

How To Speak Obamamania

Friday, June 27, 2008

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Hitting Barack Bottom: Too Many Obamaisms

Obombre: That's a Spanish-speaking male who supports Obama. Chris Wilson discusses how he plans to profit off hundreds of mashed up Obamaisms. (Listen to the segment. Check out "Obamamania.")

Summary Judgment: Finding Amanda vs. Wall-E

Mark Jordan Legan sorts through the latest movies. Wall-E, an animated feature about a young robot searching for a home in outer space, draws rave reviews. Finding Amanda is a bit less satisfying. (Listen to the segment.)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Breakfast Table: Supreme Court Strikes Down D.C. Handgun Ban

In a dramatic 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court declared for the first time that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual's right to self-defense and gun ownership. Will this put an end to handgun bans nationwide? Legal analyst Dahlia Lithwick breaks it down for Madeleine Brand. (Listen to the segment. ReadSlate's "Breakfast Table" dialogue.)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Breakfast Table: Exxon Valdez Damages and Death Penalty for Rape

Justices slashed Exxon's damages for the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. They ruled that the amount was excessive under maritime law. Instead of $2.5 billion, Exxon now has to pay just $500 million. And in a 5-4 decision, justices banned the death penalty for people convicted of raping a child. The ruling emphasized that the death penalty is appropriate only in cases where the crime results in death. NPR hosts Madeleine Brand and Alex Cohen talk to legal analyst Dahlia Lithwick about both cases. (Listen to the segment. ReadSlate's "Breakfast Table" dialogue.)

TODAY IN SLATE

Jurisprudence

Don’t Expect Adrian Peterson to Go to Prison

In much of America, beating your children is perfectly legal. 

Ken Burns on Why Teddy Roosevelt Would Never Get Elected in 2014

Cops Briefly Detain Django Unchained Actress Because They Thought She Was a Prostitute

Minimalist Cocktail Posters Make Mixing Drinks a Cinch

How the Apple Watch Will Annoy Us

A glowing screen attached to someone else’s wrist is shinier than all but the blingiest of jewels.

Books

Rainbow Parties and Sex Bracelets

Where teenage sex rumors come from—and why they’re bad for parents and kids.

Books

You Had to Be There

What we can learn from things that used to be funny.

Legendary Critic Greil Marcus Measures and Maps Rock History Through 10 Unlikely Songs

Catfish Creator Nev Schulman’s Book Is Just Like Him: Self-Deluded and Completely Infectious

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  News & Politics
Jurisprudence
Sept. 14 2014 2:37 PM When Abuse Is Not Abuse Don’t expect Adrian Peterson to go to prison. In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal. 
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 12 2014 5:54 PM Olive Garden Has Been Committing a Culinary Crime Against Humanity
  Life
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 13 2014 8:38 AM “You’re More Than Just a Number” Goucher College goes transcript-free in admissions.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 12 2014 4:05 PM Life as an NFL Wife: “He's the Star. Keep Him Happy.”
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 12 2014 5:55 PM “Do You Know What Porn Is?” Conversations with Dahlia Lithwick’s 11-year-old son.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 14 2014 7:10 PM Watch Michael Winslow Perform Every Part of “Whole Lotta Love” With Just His Voice
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 12 2014 3:53 PM We Need to Pass Legislation on Artificial Intelligence Early and Often
  Health & Science
New Scientist
Sept. 14 2014 8:38 AM Scientific Misconduct Should Be a Crime It’s as bad as fraud or theft, only potentially more dangerous.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 12 2014 4:36 PM “There’s No Tolerance for That” Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh say they don’t abide domestic abuse. So why do the Seahawks and 49ers have a combined six players accused of violence against women?