Benjamin Lennett

Benjamin Lennett is a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute

Future Tense
Dec. 23 2013 11:44 PMWhither Net Neutrality?The new FCC chairman appears to waffle on a key component of an open Internet.
Future Tense
April 17 2013 7:15 AMA Failing Grade for BroadbandEducation technology can’t fulfill its promise if students can’t get online.
Future Tense
March 7 2013 12:32 PMThe Real Barrier to Freely Unlocking Cellphones: Mobile Carriers
Technology
May 18 2011 5:08 PMMap to NowhereThe FCC has now failed twice at producing good broadband data. Time to give someone else a try.
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2013 11:35 AMHow Patent Trolls Are Crippling Startups
Future Tense
April 4 2013 10:51 AMThe Two Lessons From Last Week’s Headline-Grabbing, “Internet-Clogging” Cyberattack
Future Tense
Feb. 25 2013 12:16 PMAre Cable Companies Hoping Usage-Based Internet Access Will Help Thwart Netflix?

TODAY IN SLATE

Technocracy

Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

Stop Panicking. America Is Now in Very Good Shape to Respond to the Ebola Crisis.

The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team

The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Politics

Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

These Companies in Japan Are More Than 1,000 Years Old

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 21 2014 11:40 AM The U.S. Has Spent $7 Billion Fighting the War on Drugs in Afghanistan. It Hasn’t Worked. 
  Business
Business Insider
Oct. 21 2014 11:27 AM There Is Now a Real-life Hoverboard You Can Preorder for $10,000
  Life
Quora
Oct. 21 2014 11:37 AM What Was It Like to Work at the Original Napster?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don't Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 11:34 AM Germans Really Are More Punctual. Just Ask Angela Merkel.
  Technology
Technology
Oct. 21 2014 10:43 AM Social Networking Didn’t Start at Harvard It really began at a girls’ reform school.
  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.