Nov. 7, 2008
Summary Judgment: Soul Men vs. Role Models
Mark Jordan Legan takes us through the reviews for the comedy Soul Men, about two singing legends who agree to an onstage reunion; the animated sequel Madagascar: Return 2 Africa; and the Paul Rudd comedy Role Models, about two screw-ups sentenced to mentor kids. Listen to the segment.
Nov. 6, 2008
Politics: What To Expect From Obama Now
America has decided. Barack Obama will be inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2009. Madeleine Brand and Alex Chadwick talk to chief political correspondent John Dickerson about the election results and what Americans can expect from their new president.
Having covered Obama for more than 20 months, Dickerson says it was striking how different the atmosphere at Obama's victory rally was: "There was no humor. It was a very serious speech about the challenges we face as a country." Listen to the segment.
Nov. 4, 2008
Politics: Editor Says Voters Are Smart, So We'll Call It Early
Some media organizations are planning to name a winner before all the polls close—even though it came back to bite them in 2004. Editor David Plotz tells Madeleine Brand why he thinks it's a good move to make an early call. Listen to the segment.
What's Up, Doc?: TV Shows Linked to Teen Sex
A new study links provocative TV with unwanted teen pregnancies. So should you limit your kids' TV time to Sesame Street, or is there more here than meets the eye? Dr. Sydney Spiesel looks at the factors at play. Listen to the segment.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.