Friday, Sept. 19, 2008
Politics: Why NPR and ABC Presidential Polls Contradict Each Other
New polls show the presidential race tightening. A Washington Post/ABC News poll has Obama leading by single digits. But an NPR poll shows that McCain is leading by two points.
"We have to take all numbers with a huge grain of salt," chief political correspondent John Dickerson tells Alex Chadwick. He reads between the numbers and discusses whether we can expect a "historic debate moment." Listen to the segment.
What's Up, Doc?: Med School Tied to Suicidal Thoughts
A new study shows that about half of all medical students suffer from burnout, and one in 10 has suicidal thoughts. Madeleine Brand speaks with medical contributor Dr. Sydney Spiesel about what's behind these figures. Listen to the segment.
TODAY IN SLATE
False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B
How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
The Other Huxtable Effect
Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.