Corrections from the past week.

Corrections from the past week.

Corrections from the past week.

Slate's mistakes.
May 13 2005 1:03 PM


In the May 10 "Today's Papers," Eric Umansky originally stated that Russian President Putin said, in this week's parade celebrating the Nazis' defeat, that the fall of the Soviet Union was "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century." In fact, Putin said that last month. This article also originally stated that a local Marine commander was quoted in the Los Angeles Times saying only few dozen insurgents have been killed in the Marines' offensive in western Iraq. In fact, the commander was quoted in the Chicago Tribune.


In the May 9 "Press Box," Jack Shafer misreported the output of a Google search for "Huffington Post" in a "Related on the Web" link box. The link box has been removed.

In the May 9 "Today's Blogs," David Wallace-Wells incorrectly attributed a blog post to Atrios. In fact, the post was written by Attaturk, writing on Atrios' blog Eschaton.

In the May 8 "Today’s Papers," Lea Rappaport Geller erroneously made one reference to President Yeltsin when she meant to refer to President Putin.

In the May 6 "Dispatch" from the British election, June Thomas gave the erroneous impression that, with a Labor majority of 66 seats, the party would be unable to enact legislation if 66 or more party members defied the government whip. In fact, the government would be unable to push through legislation if 34 or more Labor MPs voted against party policy.

In the May 6 "In Other Magazines," Bidisha Banerjee originally and incorrectly stated that PACOM, the U.S. Pacific Command, is a "U.S.-led alliance." In fact, PACOM is the unified command in charge of all U.S. forces in the Pacific.

The May 6 "Jurisprudence" by Richard Ford incorrectly stated that Harvard, Yale, and USC participated in the suit challenging the Solomon Amendment, which is before the Supreme Court. USC and Harvard have not identified themselves as plaintiffs in the suit. Members of the Yale Law School faculty filed a separate suit that has been stayed pending the Supreme Court's decision.

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