Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Jan. 7 2011 7:00 AM


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In the Jan. 6 "Moneybox," Annie Lowrey misidentified Jeffrey Zients, former acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, as the current acting director.

In the Jan. 6 "DoubleX," two sentences of the third paragraph were omitted because of a production error.

In a Jan. 6 "Politics," John Dickerson misspelled the name of Abbott Laboratories.

In the Jan. 6 "Explainer," Jeremy Singer-Vine, when comparing the level of ease of various countries' tax codes, mistakenly listed the United Kingdom's ranking (23rd) in place of the United States' ranking (66th). He also implied that tax expenditures in aggregate, rather than most of them individually, apply to few people or businesses.

In a Jan. 6 "Jurisprudence," Akhil Reed Amar stated that Rule 22 requires the agreement of 60 senators to end debate. It requires a supermajority.


In the Jan. 5 "Dispatch," Maura R. O'Connor misspelled George Mason University professor Philip Auerswald's last name. In the Jan. 6 entry, O'Connor misspelled Michael Carey's forename.

In a Jan. 5 "Moneybox," Annie Lowrey incorrectly said the American Medical Association is a licensing organization.

In a Jan. 5 "Movie Club" entry, Matt Zoller Seitz misspelled Micky Ward's first name.

In a Jan. 5 "Politics," John Dickerson wrote that outgoing White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs played soccer at South Carolina State. He played at, and graduated from, North Carolina State.


Due to an editing error, the photo caption in a Jan. 4 "Politics" incorrectly referred to Pelosi and Boehner as, respectively, the outgoing and incoming majority leaders.

In a Jan. 3 "Politics," David Weigel misspelled the last name of Wisconsin GOP Chairman Reince Priebus.

In a Dec. 28 "Culturebox," Christopher Beam misspelled Charlie Chaplin's last name.

In the Nov. 24 "DoubleX," Sasha Watson wrote that the film La Tournée won the Palme d'Or at Cannes. It did not.

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