Slate's mistakes for the week of June 25, 2012.

Slate's Mistakes for the Week of June 25, 2012.

Slate's Mistakes for the Week of June 25, 2012.

Slate's mistakes.
June 29 2012 6:43 AM


Slate's mistakes.

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In a June 29 "Moneybox," Matthew Yglesias misspelled the last name of Jesse Eisinger.

In a June 28 "Politics," Katy Waldman misidentified Rand Paul as a member of the House of Representatives. He is a senator.

In a June 28 “Culturebox,” June Thomas misidentified Logo general manager Lisa Sherman as Lisa Swanson.


In a June 28 "Slatest" post, Abby Ohlheiser mistakenly identified Nancy Pelosi as the Speaker of the House. She is the House Minority Leader.

In a June 27 "Breakfast Table," Dahlia Lithwick incorrectly described Barry Friedman as a professor at Columbia University. He is a professor at New York University.

In the June 27 "Design," Daniel Engber misspelled the last name of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

In a June 27 "Double X," Emily Bazelon misspelled Monica Lewinsky’s last name.


In a June 27 “Reckoning” blog post, Michael Moran misstated the number of voting members in the House of Representatives. It is 435, not 465.

In the June 26 "Explainer," Forrest Wickman misidentified the Supreme Court justices' clerks as "bright young law students." The clerks are often recent graduates of law school.

In a June 25 “Future Tense,” Konstantin Kakaes misidentified the university that carried out a study of teachers’ knowledge of math. It was Michigan State University, not the University of Michigan. Kakaes also misidentified the Education Development Center as the Educational Development Center.

In a June 25 “Moneybox,” Matthew Yglesias stated that the Railway Labor Act's requirement that 35 percent of members of a potential bargaining union sign a statement of interest in unionizing was lower than the generally prevailing standard when in fact it's higher.

In a June 25 “Reckoning” blog post, Michael Moran misidentified New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as Doug Christie.

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