Jack Shafer

Jack Shafer was Slate's editor at large. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at Shafer.Reuters@gmail.com.

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March 4 2011 4:34 PMBeat Sweetener: West Wing EditionThe New York Times slathers sweet sauce all over the White House's new stuffed animals.
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March 2 2011 6:16 PMBack Scratching, Washington StyleThe saga of Rep. Darrell Issa's now-fired spokesman illustrates how the Washington reporter-source relationship works.
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March 1 2011 12:32 PMPolitico's Editor OverreactsJohn F. Harris, go soak your head.
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Feb. 2 2011 6:02 PMMurdoch's DailyShowRupert Murdoch has the money to make his tablet publication, The Daily,succeed. Does he have the patience?
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Jan. 13 2011 7:32 PMJared Loughner's World of Illusion … and OursThe accused Tucson killer isn't the only one who has a love affair with alternative realities.
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Jan. 11 2011 2:10 PMJared Loughner, Ready for His Photo OpThe bald head. The calculated zombie grin. The living avatar of evil.
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Jan. 8 2011 5:49 PMThe Giffords ShootingRolling thoughts about the press, the Web, and political assassination.
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Jan. 6 2011 4:00 PMShafer on WikiLeaksJack Shafer keeps tabs on Julian Assange's big idea.
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Jan. 6 2011 12:00 AMThe 1,000 Faces of Julian AssangeVanity Fair portrays the WikiLeaks founder as a shrewd negotiator and master shape-shifter.
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Dec. 23 2010 3:07 PMIf the FCC Had Regulated the InternetA counterfactual history of cyberspace.
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Dec. 16 2010 6:55 PMMichael Bloomberg, American GodHe speaks. You listen.
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Dec. 13 2010 3:57 PMNixon's Jewish ProblemSpeaking from the grave, Richard Nixon talks trash about members of the tribe once again.
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Dec. 9 2010 2:10 PMIn Defense of Fox NewsIf using the phrase government option is spinning the news, so is using public option.
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Dec. 7 2010 1:53 PMJulian Assange's Great LuckWhy his arrest and jailing in the United Kingdom is good news for him.
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Dec. 1 2010 5:29 PMBreaking Up With HotmailWhy I'm ending my longest online relationship.
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March 3 2011 6:42 PMCredit ScoreWhat's with the New York Times Magazine adding editor credits to the end of features?
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March 1 2011 6:23 PMThe Frank Rich SwitchUnless they're paying beaucoup bucks, his transfer to New York makes no sense to me.
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Feb. 7 2011 1:30 PMSEO SpeedwagonThe rapid rise and sale of Arianna Huffington's Post.
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Jan. 18 2011 3:57 PMJack Shafer Gives Unsolicited AdviceTips for Tina Brown, Diane Sawyer, Marcus Brauchli, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, and others.
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Jan. 12 2011 5:38 PMWhat the Press Reports When It Has Little To ReportAssessing the Day 4 newspaper coverage of the Giffords shootings.
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Jan. 9 2011 12:24 PMIn Defense of Inflamed RhetoricThe awesome stupidity of the calls to tamp down political speech in the wake of the Giffords shooting.
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Jan. 7 2011 6:06 PMThe Unsweetened William M. DaleyThe press neither flatters nor captures Obama's new chief of staff.
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Jan. 6 2011 1:39 PMDeadly ImagesA Q&A with Barbie Zelizer, author of About To Die: How News Images Move the Public.
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Dec. 29 2010 3:57 PMFloyd Abrams Whizzes on WikiLeaksThe First Amendment litigator disparages Julian Assange's secret-busting enterprise.
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Dec. 21 2010 5:42 PMWhose Internet Is It, Anyway?The FCC's new "net neutrality" rules only muddle the picture.
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Dec. 14 2010 5:51 PMStupid Drug Story of the WeekThe nutmeg scare.
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Dec. 10 2010 4:21 PMA Times Assortment of Bogus Trend StoriesThe New York Times discovers bogus trends in home bartending, ID theft, park rangers, and rebelling moms.
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Dec. 8 2010 5:38 PMWant Web Privacy? Pay for It.Don't expect the government or the software giants to stop the Web snoops from tracking you.
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Dec. 2 2010 5:07 PMJournalists on DrugsA free pamphlet about illicit pharmaceuticals that every reporter should download.
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Nov. 30 2010 5:48 PMWhy I Love WikiLeaksFor restoring distrust in our most important institutions.




Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Altered State

The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender

What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?

Surprise! The Women Hired to Fix the NFL Think the NFL Is Just Great.

You Shouldn’t Spank Anyone but Your Consensual Sex Partner

Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
Altered State
Sept. 17 2014 11:51 PM The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Sept. 17 2014 6:53 PM LGBTQ Luminaries Honored With MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 8:25 PM A New Song and Music Video From Angel Olsen, Indie’s Next Big Thing
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 9:00 PM Amazon Is Now a Gadget Company
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 17 2014 11:48 PM Spanking Is Great for Sex Which is why it’s grotesque for parenting.
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?