Morgan Smith

Morgan Smith, a former Slate intern, is a law student in Austin, Texas.

May 3 2010 6:29 PMHow Do You Clean an Oiled Bird?Dish soap—lots of dish soap.
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Oct. 10 2008 6:00 PMKosher WarsThe New York TimesMagazine examines the battle over food and religion.
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Aug. 15 2008 3:33 PMGeorgia on Their MindsTime and the Economist consider how Russia's show of force will change its relationship with the West.
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Aug. 8 2008 4:28 PMGrabbing the TorchNew York Times Magazine on the generation gap among black leaders.
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Aug. 1 2008 4:27 PMTrolling for TroubleThe New York Times Magazine on the menace of Web 2.0.
Today's Papers
July 26 2008 5:24 AMThe FCC gives the nod to the Sirius and XM satellite radio merger.
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July 22 2008 3:33 PMThe Miracle of Circumcision The New Scientist on the debate over whether the procedure can reduce the risk of HIV transmission.
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July 15 2008 3:22 PMBarack's Home TurfThe New Republic and The New Yorker examine Obama's time in Chicago.
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June 27 2008 4:44 PMNo Child LeftNew York Times Magazine on Europe's abysmal birth rates.
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June 13 2008 3:52 PMPeace at Last?The Economist suggests that the violence and chaos in Iraq may be calming down.
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June 6 2008 3:22 PMProzac on the Battle FieldTime on soldiers' increased use of psychiatric medication.
Today's Blogs
June 3 2008 2:07 PMBloggers on the DNC's vote on Florida and Michigan.
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May 27 2008 3:45 PMRethinking JihadThe New Republic and The New Yorker on recent blows to al-Qaida in the Muslim world.
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May 20 2008 4:06 PMWasted ResourcesThe New Yorker on why science hasn't tackled the problem of the hangover.
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May 13 2008 2:38 PMGetting Away From It AllNew York on the "suicide tourists" who come to the Big Apple—and never leave.
Today's Papers
Jan. 3 2009 7:56 AMObama faces tough call on al-Marri; the contest to rule the RNC heats up.
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Oct. 7 2008 5:21 PMGetting Bitter All the TimeThe New Republic on Sarah Palin's class resentment.
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Aug. 12 2008 2:12 PMMichelle, My BelleNew York on the softening of Michelle Obama's image.
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Aug. 5 2008 1:49 PMWatch Out, Michael MooreThe Weekly Standard on Hollywood's increasingly vocal conservatives.
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July 29 2008 3:31 PMChina's Low Self-EsteemNewsweek on why the Olympic host suffers from a national "inferiority complex."
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July 25 2008 4:01 PMRight-Wing RewardsHarper's on how Jack Abramoff made conservative politics profitable.
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July 18 2008 3:49 PMModern-Day MaraudersThe Economist on pirates in the digital and seafaring worlds.
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July 1 2008 3:40 PMPity the Oil SpeculatorsThe Weekly Standard and Newsweek defend the much-maligned group.
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June 24 2008 5:35 PMHow To Speak BubbaThe Weekly Standard on wooing rural voters.
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June 10 2008 3:27 PMWebb's the Man?The New Republic and New York Review of Books on the possible Barack Obama/Jim Webb ticket.
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June 3 2008 2:23 PMThe Tyranny of the ToddlerWeekly Standard on the repercussions of overindulgent parenting.
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May 30 2008 3:41 PMAmerica's Next Top MogulNew York Times Magazine on Tyra Banks' burgeoning empire.
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May 23 2008 4:27 PMGawker ShockerThe New York Times Magazine on "oversharing" on the Internet.
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May 16 2008 2:30 PMNo Money To BurnTime and the Economist on how to fix the economic slowdown.
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May 9 2008 2:39 PMBreak a Leg Like a GirlThe New York Times Magazine on high-school female athletes' alarming injury rates.




Crying Rape

False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

Scotland Votes to Remain in U.K.

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

Can Democrats Keep Counting on Republicans to Offend Women as a Campaign Strategy?


Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey

No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Cliff Huxtable Explains the World: Five Lessons From TV’s Greatest Dad

Why Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now

  News & Politics
The World
Sept. 19 2014 11:36 AM Breaking Up Countries Is Still Hard to Do
Business Insider
Sept. 19 2014 11:37 AM Why Urban Outfitters and Other Brands Troll Their Customers
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 19 2014 11:32 AM Why Do Pirates Talk Like That?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 11:33 AM Planned Parenthood Is About to Make It a Lot Easier to Get Birth Control
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Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 4:33 PM The Top 5 Dadsplaining Moments From The Cosby Show
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 11:40 AM Apple Invented the Perfect Way to Handle Your Giant New Phone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 19 2014 11:33 AM The Curious Incident of the Supernova in the Nighttime
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.