Michael Kinsley

Michael Kinsley is a columnist for the Washington Post and the founding editor of Slate.

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Oct. 6 2006 7:34 AMIt Doesn't Ad UpMcGavick vs. Cantwell and the inanity of political spots.
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Sept. 29 2006 9:06 AMWar and EmbryosBush's faulty logic about stem-cell research.
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July 7 2006 6:21 AMScience FictionWhat pro-lifers are missing in the stem-cell debate.
Slate's 10th Anniversary
June 18 2006 8:26 PMMy History of SlateThe founding editor looks back at our first 10 years.
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June 9 2006 5:36 AMSecrets and SpiesWhat we can learn about confidential sources from Wen Ho Lee.
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May 12 2006 6:18 AMPlease Don't Remain CalmInstinctual response in the wake of crises like 9/11.
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April 28 2006 6:16 AMWell, WellYou don't have to hate oil companies to want an excess-profits tax.
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April 14 2006 5:51 AMSetting Iran StraightThe precedents are somewhat discouraging.
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March 24 2006 6:08 AMWhy Be a Billionaire?Deconstructing Forbes' annual list.
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March 10 2006 6:09 AMM1 and MeAn exclusive excerpt from Alan Greenspan's $8.5 million memoir.
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Feb. 24 2006 6:15 AMAbracadabra EconomicsThe new magic makes supply-side economics old hat.
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Feb. 10 2006 6:12 AMThe Ayatollah Joke BookSo, the Prophet Mohammed walks into a bar …
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Jan. 20 2006 12:06 AMWhy Lawyers Are LiarsThey don't want to: It's their ethical obligation!
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Jan. 7 2006 12:10 AMExtra! Extra!The future of newspapers.
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Dec. 13 2005 2:24 PMTorture for DummiesExploding the "ticking bomb" argument.
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Oct. 4 2006 7:29 AMO'Reilly Among the SnobsIt takes one to know one.
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Sept. 22 2006 7:38 AMYrotciv in IraqBush's backpedaling on the war.
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June 20 2006 6:40 AMO'Reilly Among the SnobsIt takes one to know one.
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June 16 2006 6:15 AMCryptoKids at WarThe hypocrisy of our government agencies.
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May 19 2006 5:34 AMJohn McCainHis unique gift for politics.
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May 5 2006 6:21 AMSign LanguageWhy does the press hold Bush to one constitutional standard and itself to another?
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April 21 2006 6:14 AMWin a Date With E.J. DionneContests to "meet your favorite columnist" could easily get out of hand.
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March 31 2006 6:08 AMThe Twilight of ObjectivityHow opinion journalism could change the face of the news.
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March 17 2006 6:08 AMTo Your HealthWhy modest reform is preferable to single-payer health care.
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March 3 2006 6:21 AMThe Pursuit of DemocracyWhat Bush gets wrong about nation-building.
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Feb. 17 2006 11:47 AMThe SpreadsheetNumbers don't lie, but sometimes they mislead.
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Jan. 29 2006 3:47 AMKick Me, I'm a DemocratThe game politicians play.
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Jan. 13 2006 5:52 AMGive Me Liberty or Let Me Think About ItWhat the wiretapping debate says about freedom.
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Dec. 23 2005 6:25 AMPundit PayolaMoney talks. It writes, too.
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Dec. 9 2005 6:27 AMAmerica's Jane AustenDon't even try to guess.

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