Meredith Simons

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Aug. 17 2009 5:40 PMIs American Culture a Rape Culture?
Aug. 13 2009 11:17 AMFetal ExtractionCould a private abortion fund save health care reform?
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Aug. 6 2009 2:10 PMA Young Conservative's Feminist Conundrum
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Aug. 4 2009 5:17 PMThe Protesters Democrats Love to Hate
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July 24 2009 5:47 Is Cheesy, Not Dangerous
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July 16 2009 6:10 PMFrom Samoas to Sotomayor: Girl Scouts at the Confirmation Hearing
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July 15 2009 10:02 AMLet Me Tell You a Thing or Two
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July 14 2009 8:00 AMRoe v. Sotomayor
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July 13 2009 11:51 AMSotomayor's Entourage
June 30 2009 2:51 PMGov. Sanford Is a Cheater. Is He Also a Criminal?Technically, yes.
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June 24 2009 2:26 PMWhat's Behind Sanford's Disappearing Act?
Cocktail Chatter
Aug. 14 2009 11:10 AMDeath Panels, Bullies, and McEconomicsThe week's most interesting Slate stories.
Aug. 12 2009 4:13 PMThe Half-Million-Dollar WienerHow can New York City hot dog vendors afford a monthly rent of $53,558?
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Aug. 5 2009 4:17 PMGoing Back to School
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July 28 2009 9:00 PM"Jane Roe" Just Told Me Not to Have an Abortion
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July 22 2009 12:15 PMYou Want My Body for 3 Bucks an Hour?
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July 15 2009 5:10 PMNo More Mr. Nice GOP
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July 14 2009 2:04 PMSotomayor Sticks to the Script
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July 13 2009 2:44 PMShouting "Abortion!" in a Crowded Hearing
July 3 2009 8:21 AMUn-American Independence DayWhat are Fourth of July celebrations like abroad?
June 24 2009 5:14 PMSanford's "Spiritual Giant"Who is Cubby Culbertson?
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June 15 2009 1:48 PMWhat's With Those Iranian Election Polls?



The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

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Amazing Photos From Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.


See Me

Transparent is the fall’s only great new show.


Lena Dunham, the Book

More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.

What a Juicy New Book About Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric Fails to Tell Us About the TV News Business

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

  News & Politics
Damned Spot
Sept. 30 2014 9:00 AM Now Stare. Don’t Stop. The perfect political wife’s loving gaze in campaign ads.
Sept. 30 2014 11:25 AM Naomi Klein Is Wrong Multinational corporations are doing more than governments to halt climate change.
The Vault
Sept. 30 2014 11:51 AM Thomas Jefferson's 1769 Newspaper Ad Seeking a Fugitive Slave 
  Double X
Sept. 29 2014 11:43 PM Lena Dunham, the Book More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 30 2014 11:42 AM Listen to Our September Music Roundup Hot tracks from a cooler month, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 11:38 AM Tim & Eric Brought Their Twisted Minds—and Jeff Goldblum—to This Bizarre Light Bulb Ad
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:36 AM Almost Humane What sci-fi can teach us about our treatment of prisoners of war.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 30 2014 7:30 AM What Lurks Beneath the Methane Lakes of Titan?
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.