Alexander Dryer

Alexander Dryer works for The New Yorker in Washington, D.C.

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Sept. 26 2004 6:06 AMIraq Off Track
Net Election
Aug. 25 2004 5:51 PMNot for BroadcastThis year's best political ads are online.
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Aug. 22 2004 6:27 AMBand of Botherers
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Aug. 20 2004 7:10 PMTommy Franks' New BattleThe retired general hits the campaign trail.
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Aug. 13 2004 5:33 PMThe Banality of TerroristsReading the boring letters found on an al-Qaida computer.
Press Box
Aug. 3 2004 12:17 PMSimon of TroyA U.S. News & World Report writer gets too familiar with his academic source.
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July 30 2004 5:24 PMTexas Hold 'EmThe story behind Tom DeLay's redistricting coup.
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July 23 2004 5:40 PMRoboCandidateThe Economist wonders if the Democratic Convention will make John Kerry more human.
Explainer
July 9 2004 6:38 PMHow the Dems Got Such Nice TeethCould you get an equally campaign-worthy smile?
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July 4 2004 7:12 AMMarine Missing
Today's Papers
June 25 2004 12:22 PMAttacks in Iraq
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Sept. 3 2004 5:28 PMIsrael: The Other Swing StateWill the expat vote favor Bush?
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Aug. 27 2004 5:34 PMStart Spreading the NewsNew York prepares for the GOP Convention.
Explainer
Aug. 17 2004 9:46 AMWhy Puerto Rico Has Its Own TeamHow the insular territory made it to Athens.
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Aug. 15 2004 4:56 AMGood Grief, Charley Down
Explainer
Aug. 6 2004 6:34 PMCould You Run for Senate in Illinois?And where else is carpetbagging allowed?
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Aug. 6 2004 4:36 PMJoin the Kerryvan!John Edwards' cheap bus, heat exhaustion, and other tales from the campaign.
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July 25 2004 5:42 AMKerry's Ascension and the Convention
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July 16 2004 6:02 PMRunning on Empty?Iraq isn't, at least for the next 100 years.
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July 9 2004 6:12 PMOff and RunningThe Kerry and Edwards show opens to glowing reviews.
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July 2 2004 4:15 PMDevalued EurosThe lackluster NATO summit has the Economist worried about U.S.-European relations.
Explainer
June 22 2004 6:34 PMWhy Did Gov. Rowland Resign?And is he a crook?

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried

The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

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  Business
Business Insider
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  Life
Quora
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  Double X
The XX Factor
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Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
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Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
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  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.