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

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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Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.