Dissecting the Day's News

An email conversation about the news of the day.
Jan. 17 2000 7:51 PM

Dissecting the Day's News

Matthew Cooper, a contributing editor of the Washington Monthly, is a national correspondent for Newsweek. His Web site is matthewcooper.com.

Harry Shearer performs many of the voices on The Simpsons. He is also a weekly commentator on ABC TV's World News Now and has a nationally syndicated radio program called Le Show.

Tim Carvell is a senior writer at Entertainment Weekly.

David Shayne is the associate editor of Mad magazine.

Johnette Howard is a columnist for ESPN.com and ESPNNewYork.com and the author of The Rivals. Follow her on Twitter.

Natalie Angier is a science writer for the New York Times and the author of Woman: An Intimate Geography.

Jonathan Mahler is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and the author of The Challenge: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight Over Presidential Power.

Christopher Caldwell is a senior editor at the Weekly Standard. His book Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West will be published in the United States in July.

Hanna Rosin is the founder of DoubleX and a writer for the Atlantic. She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter.

Jennifer Mendelsohn is a free-lance writer based in Baltimore. Visit her Web site at jennifermendelsohn.com.

Daniel Mendelsohn is an award-winning author, critic, and translator. His two-volume translation of C. P. Cafavy’s poems will be published this May in paperback.

David Edelstein is Slate's film critic. You can read his reviews in "Reel Time" and in "Movies." He can be contacted at slatemovies@slate.com.

Lynda Obst is producer of How To Lose in a Guy in 10 Days and author of Hello, He Lied.

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Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate. Follow her on Twitter.

Marjorie Williams (1958-2005) was a Washington Post op-ed columnist and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.

Joel Achenbach is a reporter for the Washington Post and the author of the new book, A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea: The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher.

Dan Kennedy teaches journalism at Northeastern University, writes the blog Media Nation, and edits Little People of America's Web site, LPA Online.

Emily Yoffe is a regular Slate contributor. She writes the Dear Prudence column. 

David Frum is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard. He is author of What's Right.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Altered State

The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender

What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?

Surprise! The Women Hired to Fix the NFL Think the NFL Is Just Great.

You Shouldn’t Spank Anyone but Your Consensual Sex Partner

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  News & Politics
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  Business
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  Life
Dear Prudence
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  Double X
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  Slate Plus
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  Arts
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  Technology
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  Health & Science
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  Sports
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