Ken Early

Ken Early works for the Second Captains podcast and the Irish Times. Follow him on Twitter.

Sports Nut
July 9 2014 7:33 PMWhy Brazil LostRather than make a real plan, they abandoned themselves to romantic notions of passion and desire.
Sports Nut
June 11 2014 2:24 PMIs Germany Too Nice to Win the World Cup?The 2014 squad is missing its Klaus Kinski.
Sports Nut
March 28 2014 6:31 PMUnited We FallIs David Moyes to blame for the collapse of Manchester United? Or is it all Sir Alex Ferguson’s fault?
Sports Nut
Aug. 28 2013 12:53 PMMessi and NeymarWill the world’s greatest player and Barcelona’s new prodigy play well together?
Sports Nut
July 2 2014 7:55 PMWalking to Stay One Step AheadLionel Messi has figured out how to win matches by moving less than everyone else.
The Spot
May 25 2014 8:16 AMHow Real Madrid's Superhumans Muscled Their Way to the Champions League Title
Sports Nut
Dec. 6 2013 7:30 PMHow Will the United States Fare in the World Cup’s Group of Death?
Sports Nut
June 21 2013 12:13 PMWe Are All Someone Else’s FleasThoughts on Spain’s 10–0 victory over Tahiti.

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.

  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 19 2014 6:35 PM Pabst Blue Ribbon is Being Sold to the Russians, Was So Over Anyway
  Life
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 5:09 PM Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?   A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.