Melinda Henneberger

Melinda Henneberger is a Slate contributor and the author of If They Only Listened to Us: What Women Voters Want Politicians To Hear.

Xx factor Xxtra
Nov. 24 2008 6:56 PMLose-Lose on AbortionObama's threat to Catholic hospitals and their very serious counterthreat.
Xx factor Xxtra
Oct. 13 2008 11:54 AMPro-Life and Pro-ObamaWomen who are giving up on the GOP.
Aug. 14 2008 12:46 PMMcCain's BFFLindsey Graham may be more valuable as McCain's running buddy than as his running mate.
June 10 2008 1:14 PMAn Affair To RememberShe was 82. He was 95. They had dementia. They fell in love. And then they started having sex.
May 2 2008 7:07 AMSpring Books in BriefWhat Slate's reading this spring.
First Mates
April 14 2008 7:29 AMFor Better or for WorseWhy the Clintons will stay married, win or lose.
March 21 2008 7:12 PMAnd Speaking of Perfect Unions …What if Hillary Clinton gave a speech about gender? (And why she won't.)
Feb. 1 2008 7:29 AMWinter BooksWhat Slate is reading this winter.
Jan. 28 2008 6:17 PMThat Old Kennedy MagicTed Kennedy's roof-raising endorsement of Barack Obama.
First Mates
Dec. 20 2007 3:34 PMElizabeth and the Big HouseInside the Edwards marriage.
First Mates
Oct. 26 2007 10:14 AMThe Obama MarriageHow does it work for Michelle Obama?
Oct. 4 2007 3:41 PMWith Malice Toward NunsThe priest sex-abuse scandal claims some new, elderly victims.
The Breakfast Table
July 2 2002 12:03 PMAs Seen on TV
The Breakfast Table
July 1 2002 1:45 PMMaureen's Bane
Press Box
June 3 2002 3:21 PMVow of SilenceThe Vatican's death grip on the news.
First Mates
Oct. 23 2008 6:15 PM… or for WorseWhy American politicians have such rotten marriages.
Xx factor Xxtra
Aug. 26 2008 5:34 PMThe E-Harmony ElectionWhen did voting become like dating? And when did it become like dating yourself?
June 27 2008 7:03 PMHow Sally Quinn Made Me a Better CatholicThe strange Tim-Russert-funeral, communion-blogging controversy.
Xx factor Xxtra
June 9 2008 7:16 PMWe Will SurviveRumors of the death of feminism are greatly exaggerated.
May 1 2008 5:33 PMHillary for Mother SuperiorWhy Catholics prefer Clinton to Obama.
Reading List
April 12 2008 7:20 AMYour Papal Homework AssignmentPrepare for the pope's America visit with these books, articles, and Web sites about him and the Catholic Church.
Tv Club
March 11 2008 11:48 AMWeek 10: Sometimes It's the Stuff That Actually Happened That's the Least Convincing
First Mates
Jan. 29 2008 2:46 PMShoots Bear, Submits to HusbandThe fascinating marriage of Mike and Janet Huckabee.
First Mates
Dec. 21 2007 7:26 AMOne for the Price of TwoWhy Elizabeth Edwards isn't Hillary Clinton.
First Mates
Oct. 29 2007 7:31 AMThe Obama MarriageWhat it could mean for his presidency.
First Mates
Oct. 26 2007 10:14 AMFirst MatesIntroducing a new Slate series about the marriages of the presidential candidates.
The Breakfast Table
July 3 2002 5:04 PMAuthentic Catholics
The Breakfast Table
July 2 2002 10:49 AMWhy Has Kim Cattrall Dieted Her Breasts Off?
The Breakfast Table
July 1 2002 11:07 AMComebacks via the Holiday Inn
Home Fires
May 23 2002 5:37 PMMy Priest, the Child MolesterWhy was the congregation so quick to forgive him?




The Ebola Story

How our minds build narratives out of disaster.

The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

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

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Would You Trust Walmart to Provide Your Health Care? (You Should.)

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
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.
Oct. 22 2014 11:54 PM The Actual World “Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
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 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.