Ben Whitford

Ben Whitford writes for the Guardian, Mother Jones and Newsweek.

Today's Papers
Sept. 5 2007 5:30 AMFlunking Iraq
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Aug. 25 2007 6:39 AMGenerals clash on the best way to bring the troops home.
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Aug. 4 2007 5:02 AMAfter a bitter row with the White House, Democrats approve new spy laws.
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July 14 2007 5:48 AMSenior GOP lawmakers call for Bush to redeploy U.S. troops in Iraq.
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June 2 2007 5:52 AMNew rules to prevent shady practices by student-loan companies.
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May 19 2007 5:52 AMContractor Killings
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May 6 2007 5:44 AMBad Medicine
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Sept. 2 2007 4:07 AMTaliban forces gain new ground in southern Afghanistan.
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Aug. 11 2007 5:25 AMCentral banks pour money into the sputtering global financial system.
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July 15 2007 4:58 AMNorth Korea agrees to shut down its nuclear reactor in exchange for oil.
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June 3 2007 5:03 AMFeds thwart a plot to blow up New York's JFK airport.
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May 26 2007 5:15 AMThe White House considers scaling back troops in Iraq.
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May 12 2007 6:39 AMThe Big Leak

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

The Irritating Confidante

John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.

My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s

Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee

Medical Examiner

Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?

Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?

Technology

Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

The World’s Human Rights Violators Are Signatories on the World’s Human Rights Treaties

How Punctual Are Germans?

  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 22 2014 12:44 AM We Need More Ben Bradlees His relationship with John F. Kennedy shows what’s missing from today’s Washington journalism.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 21 2014 5:57 PM Soda and Fries Have Lost Their Charm for Both Consumers and Investors
  Life
The Vault
Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PM A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 3:03 PM Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
  Slate Plus
Working
Oct. 22 2014 6:00 AM Why It’s OK to Ask People What They Do David Plotz talks to two junior staffers about the lessons of Working.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 9:42 PM The All The President’s Men Scene That Perfectly Captured Ben Bradlee’s Genius
  Technology
Technology
Oct. 21 2014 11:44 PM Driving in Circles The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
  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.