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July 19 2008 7:06 AM

What To Watch This Weekend

Friday, July 18, 2008


Summary Judgment: Mama or Knight?
Writer Mark Jordan Legan breaks down what's being said about the long-awaited Batman movie, The Dark Knight. Animated feature Space Chimps is up next. And finally, Legan looks at Mama Mia!, starring Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, and Pierce Brosnan. It's as divisive as ABBA itself, he says. Listen  to the segment.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Jurisprudence: Ashcroft Faces Congress
The former attorney general testified Thursday before Congress on post-Sept. 11 interrogation techniques. Dahlia Lithwick discusses the significance of his testifying. Listen to the segment.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Politics: Barack Obama Outlines Iraq Plan
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee outlined his plans for Iraq on Tuesday morning. Alex Chadwick speaks with John Dickerson about the speech. They also compare Obama's plan with that of presumptive Republican nominee John McCain. Listen to the segment.

Human Nature: South Dakota Abortion Doctors Must Stick to the Script
A new law in South Dakota requires doctors performing abortions to say that the procedure would end the life of a human being. Will Saletan discusses the new law. Listen to the segment.

Medical Examiner: Cholesterol Tests For Kids?
The American Academy of Pediatrics issues guidelines suggesting that children should get cholesterol tests—and in some cases take cholesterol-lowering medication. Dr. Sydney Spiesel is skeptical of the new recommendations. Listen to the segment. Read Spiesel's summation of the issue in "Medical Examiner."



The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.

  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 11:51 PM Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.