Molly Redden

Molly Redden is a freelance writer living in Washington, D.C.

Politics
June 21 2010 5:42 PMBuried Treasure EverywhereThere are better places than Afghanistan to mine for lithium.
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April 20 2009 3:55 PMHandshake DiplomacyObama wins good headlines from the Summit of the Americas and unveils a politically risky plan to restructure bailout lending.
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April 6 2009 3:15 PMBig Crowds, Few PromisesObama wows crowds in Europe but comes back largely empty-handed.
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March 23 2009 4:44 PMLove the Banks, Hate the BankersThe latest bailout effort strikes a dissonant chord against last week's furor.
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March 9 2009 6:15 PMA Good Day To Be a Doctor Obama delivers a major victory for researchers in lifting the ban on stem-cell research.
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Feb. 23 2009 4:41 PMLet Slip the WatchdogsObama appoints an aggressive investigator to monitor stimulus cash and promises to halve the deficit.
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Feb. 9 2009 3:43 PMTrypartisanObama takes to the road in an attempt to woo Republicans.
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Jan. 27 2009 4:39 PMListen UpThe foreign-policy edition: Obama uses the L-word, possibly for real.
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April 27 2009 4:40 PMSignificant DigitsObama aims to dramatically revamp science education while two failing auto companies submit their roadmaps to the administration.
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April 16 2009 2:54 PMCartel BusterObama empowers law-enforcement agencies to go after Mexican drug syndicates and their stateside enablers.
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March 30 2009 3:10 PMWagoner the DogObama forces out GM's chief executive in a showy but justified move.
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March 16 2009 4:51 PMCure for the Common BonusObama wants more oversight over bad food and bad finances.
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March 2 2009 3:18 PMLet Spending Dogs LieObama chooses not to fight earmarks from last year's tardy spending bill.
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Feb. 19 2009 1:39 PMMountie UpObama heads north and lays the foundation for health care expansion.
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Feb. 3 2009 4:33 PMTax DistractionsTwo nominees bow out in another blow to the White House's new image.

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.