Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Sept. 2 2011 7:04 AM


Red pen.

In the Sept. 2 "War Stories," Fred Kaplan misidentified Gen. Charles Krulak as a major general.

In the Sept. 1 "Spectator," Ron Rosenbaum misspelled Fran Lebowitz's name.


In an Aug. 31 post on "The Slatest," Josh Voorhees misspelled the name of JC Penney.

In an Aug. 30 post on "The Slatest," Josh Voorhees misspelled Washington Post reporter Erik Wemple's first name.

In the Aug. 29 "Books," Richard Rothstein misidentified Tom Kane as a former Harvard professor. Kane is still a professor at Harvard.

In the Aug. 29 "Explainer," Brian Palmer stated that Australia is within the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of intense seismic activity. New Zealand is in the Ring of Fire, but Australia is not.

In the Aug 29 "Human Nature," William Saletan quoted the American Beverage Institute as opposing ignition interlocks for "first-time DUI offenders." He should have quoted ABI's whole position: "against ignition interlocks for first-time DUI offenders with low BAC."

In the Aug. 26 "Politics," David Weigel referred to a cut in FICA from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent. Those percentages represent only the Social Security portion of FICA (with and without the "payroll tax cut"). FICA also includes a Medicare withholding.

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