Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
March 21 2008 7:34 AM


In a March 18 "Trailhead," Chadwick Matlin misidentified Barack Obama's former pastor Jeremiah Wright as James Wright.

In the March 18 "Supreme Court Dispatches," Dahlia Lithwick misquoted Justice Stephen Breyer as saying there are between 80,000 and 100,000 annual gun deaths in the United States. That statistic reflects the number of gun-related deaths or injuries.


In the March 17 "Sports Nut," Bill James misstated a possible heuristic for determining whether a basketball lead is safe. Rather than "[t]he game is over when the number of points you are ahead (or behind) is more than 10 times the number of seconds left in the game," it should have read "more than one-tenth the numbers of seconds."

In the March 12 "Culturebox," Linda Hirshman stated that Silda Wall Spitzer graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. She did graduate from Harvard's Law School, but not magna cum laude.

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