Abby Callard

Politics
Jan. 2 2009 7:12 AMVote for Me, Not My Facebook AccountTips for budding politicians on how to avoid embarrassment on Facebook.
Trailhead
Nov. 6 2008 6:33 PMIs Sarah Palin Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
Explainer
Nov. 4 2008 6:25 PMIs Free Coffee Against the Law?Yes, if it's in exchange for your vote.
Trailhead
Oct. 30 2008 11:59 AMSwift Boat Watch: Public Campaign Action Fund
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Oct. 22 2008 5:25 PMSwift Boat Watch: Republican Jewish Coalition PAC
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Oct. 15 2008 6:02 PMSwift Boat Watch: pH for America
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Oct. 8 2008 10:56 AMSwift Boat Watch: Judicial Confirmation Network
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Oct. 2 2008 11:53 AMSwift Boat Watch: Winning Message Action Fund
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Sept. 29 2008 11:10 AMSwift Boat Watch: Citizens for Open and Responsive Government
Trailhead
Sept. 23 2008 12:59 PMSwift Boat Watch: Does Obama Support Infanticide?
Politics
Sept. 12 2008 10:53 AMYour Dreams (and Nightmares) About Sarah PalinShe hands you a $20 bill. She marries you. She tells you to kill all the animals in the zoo. She's your barista.
Low Concept
Nov. 19 2008 5:58 PMBehold the Power of MichelleWhy are there so many powerful Michelles in Washington?
Trailhead
Nov. 4 2008 9:06 PMDole Loss Ends Bush/Dole Era
Trailhead
Nov. 4 2008 3:33 PMSwift Boat Watch: Right Change
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Oct. 28 2008 12:54 PMSwift Boat Watch: Let Freedom Ring
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Oct. 20 2008 3:18 PMSwift Boat Watch: MoveOn.org Political Action
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Oct. 13 2008 12:54 PMSwift Boat Watch: Service Employees International Union
Trailhead
Oct. 6 2008 11:13 AMSwift Boat Watch: WakeUpWalMart.com
Explainer
Sept. 30 2008 6:17 PMDoes Congress Always Take Off for Rosh Hashanah?Yes, but members do have to work on Sukkot.
Trailhead
Sept. 24 2008 11:40 AMSwift Boat Watch: Brave New PAC
Explainer
Sept. 18 2008 6:29 PMBanks, Firms, and HousesDeciphering the terms in the financial crisis coverage.

TODAY IN SLATE

Culturebox

The Ebola Story

How our minds build narratives out of disaster.

The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers

Education

Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.

Culturebox

The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Would You Trust Walmart to Provide Your Health Care? (You Should.)

  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
  Business
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
  Life
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
  Arts
Culturebox
Oct. 22 2014 11:54 PM The Actual World “Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.