Rachel Zimmerman

Rachel Zimmerman is the co-host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog, and a former health care reporter at the Wall Street Journal.

The Checkup
Sept. 30 2013 12:50 PMTalking Back to Your DoctorThe Checkup from Slate and WBUR on why it’s so hard, and so important, to question your physician.
The Checkup
Sept. 16 2013 1:27 PMThe Not-So-Insane WorkoutThe Checkup from Slate and WBUR on when a fitness routine can get too intense.
The Checkup
Sept. 2 2013 10:49 AMThe Checkup Podcast: Matters Below the WaistA new health podcast from Slate and WBUR discusses sexual problems and solutions for both women and men.
Letter From Washington
Dec. 16 1999 3:30 AMRead My Vote: No New TaxesInitiative 695 brings right-wing direct democracy to the Evergreen State.
The Checkup
Sept. 23 2013 12:46 PMVaccine Facts and Fictions The Checkup from Slate and WBUR with an update on when to get the flu and HPV vaccinations. 
The Checkup
Sept. 9 2013 9:15 AMMeltdown U.The Checkup from Slate and WBUR on the psychological stresses of college.
The Checkup
Aug. 26 2013 2:40 PMThe Checkup Podcast: Pregnancy MythsA new collaboration between Slate and WBUR discusses pregnancy myths around bed rest, labor pain, and when to cut the cord.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

The Religious Right Is Not Happy With Republicans  

The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:58 PM The Religious Right Is Not Happy With Republicans  

How Did the Royals Win Despite Bunting So Many Times? Bunting Is a Terrible Strategy.

Catacombs Where You Can Stroll Down Hallways Lined With Corpses

Homeland Is Good Again! For Now.

Crime

Operation Backbone

How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.

Music

How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly

Piper Kerman on Why She Dressed Like a Hitchcock Heroine for Her Prison Sentencing

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Oct. 1 2014 1:25 PM Japanese Cheerleader Robots Balance and Roll Around on Balls
  News & Politics
Crime
Oct. 1 2014 4:15 PM The Trials of White Boy Rick A Detroit crime legend, the FBI, and the ugliness of the war on drugs.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 1 2014 2:16 PM Wall Street Tackles Chat Services, Shies Away From Diversity Issues 
  Life
Outward
Oct. 1 2014 6:02 PM Facebook Relaxes Its “Real Name” Policy; Drag Queens Celebrate
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 5:11 PM Celebrity Feminist Identification Has Reached Peak Meaninglessness
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 3:02 PM The Best Show of the Summer Is Getting a Second Season
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 4:46 PM Ebola Is No Measles. That’s a Good Thing. Comparing this virus to scourges of the past gives us hope that we can slow it down.
  Health & Science
Science
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?