Dave McKenna

Dave McKenna is a writer in Washington D.C.

Sports Nut
June 18 2013 11:50 AMThe End of JoyWhy do athletes look so angry when they do something great?
Sports Nut
May 3 2010 3:39 PMDownward SpiralWashington Redskins owner Dan Snyder's amusing failure at Six Flags.
Hang Up And Listen
March 29 2010 5:54 PMHang Up and Listen: The Fight at TGI Friday's EditionListen to Slate's podcast about the week in sports.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 27 2004 6:29 PMHulk Hogan's HeroesWhy pro wrestlers should be in the Olympics.
Sports Nut
Jan. 4 2013 5:37 PMA Season of Miracles in WashingtonThe Redskins reappear, and the owner vanishes.
Hang Up And Listen
April 19 2010 5:09 PMHang Up and Listen: The Redskins and Indians EditionListen to Slate's podcast about the week in sports.
Sports Nut
March 16 2005 4:05 PMTeams We HateDuke, Chattanooga, and nine other odious schools in this year's NCAA tournament.
Left Field
June 11 2004 3:14 PMHammers, Sickles, and TurnbucklesSoviet wrestlers mourn Ronald Reagan.

TODAY IN SLATE

The World

How Canada’s Shooting Tragedies Have Shaped Its Gun Control Politics

Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks

Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Paul Farmer: Up to 90 Percent of Ebola Patients Should Survive

Is he right?

Science

“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse

Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.

Technology

Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

In Praise of 13th Grade: Why a Fifth Year of High School Is a Great Idea 

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

  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
Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 9:19 PM The Phone Call Is Twenty Minutes of Pitch-Perfect, Wrenching Cinema
  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.